Dummy

Comedy (solo show, storytelling)

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  • Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom - The Basement
  • 18:15
  • Aug 1-11, 14-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Anders Lee
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Involves Walking, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
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Description

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. Everybody's on it. Diagnosed at a young age with autistic spectrum disorder, American comedian Anders Lee dives headfirst into questions of education, social cues, diagnosis and what it truly means to be dumb. Through jokes and stories, Lee reflects on his own experience growing up with an autism label as well as the dark, eugenicist history of the diagnosis itself. 'Funny, heartwarming and thought-provoking' **** (LiveLondonPost.com). 'It is thanks to dedicated people like Lee that we can fight ignorance and acquire a more open-minded approach' **** (Everything-Theatre.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There are 2 steps into the venue and then 18 steps down into the basement.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible
  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 5 August, 19 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices