Joshua (and Me)

Theatre (storytelling, solo show)

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  • Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • 10:55
  • Aug 3-16, 18-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Rachel Hammond
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

One-woman show about being a sibling to someone who's autistic. Hannah lives by the seaside with Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Ben and Joshua. The brothers are very different. Ben lets Hannah in his room, they play spies together and, sometimes, he even gives her a hug. These things aren't possible with Joshua. It's like he speaks a different language. Mum says they have to 'understand each other's worlds'. Mission accepted. Full of laughter, love, and original music, Joshua and Me explores the writer's own experience of growing up with an autistic sibling.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 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, 6 August, 13 August, 12 August, 11 August, 10 August, 9 August, 8 August, 7 August, 14 August, 15 August, 16 August, 17 August, 18 August, 19 August, 20 August, 27 August, 26 August, 25 August, 24 August, 23 August, 22 August, 29 August, 28 August, 21 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: There will be an onstage blackout at the very end of the show after the line "I can do anything? Anything I want? Right". Ear defenders and cue sheets will be made available to mitigate loud noises and scenes with characters expressing anger. A PDF of the script can be provided upon request. Latecomers will be welcomed throughout the show. A short document, explaining the synopsis of the show, with certain trigger cue lines, and whether they're followed by a loud noise, music, or shouting, is available for every show. People may help themselves. There will be one instance where the audience will be asked to sing 'happy birthday', this is voluntary.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission

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