Theatre: Loaded Dice Theatre Company presents Do We Not Laugh? in Dún Laoghaire
10 - 16 May 2019, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Audio Description
- Relaxed Performance
Loaded Dice Theatre Company presents Do We Not Laugh? an accessible theatre performance like no other.
Do We Not Laugh? is a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice based on the devised work of the company’s actors, all of whom have an intellectual disability. It challenges perceptions and explores the relationships and emotions of an often forgotten group of people.
Follow the journey of Baz, Portia and Jess in their quest to have a meaningful life and to be happy. This play addresses dilemmas faced by people with intellectual disability in pursing even the smallest of dreams, and challenges the different ways people are supported to achieve them. It explores the role of love and how romantic choices can impact on the pursuit of dreams.
The play was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Arts Office through an ‘Access All Areas’ award funded by the Arts Council. Accessibility of space, communication and story has been at the heart of the play’s creative process.
Do We Not Laugh? will include audio description and subtitles. In addition to this there will be a touch tour prior to the performance on the 16th of May. Touch Tours are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from exploring the stage and handle selected props and costumes before a performance.
The performance will be ‘relaxed’ to accommodate people with additional sensory and communication needs. The Studio, dlr LexIcon is an accessible space, as is the Pavilion Theatre and extra space can be made for wheelchairs as required. At the heart of this Loaded Dice production is accessible storytelling. It is written for, and intended to entertain, an audience of all abilities including those who do not have a disability.
The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, 11am, 10th May, 2019
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, 8pm, 16th May, 2019