Katie's Tales

Theatre (vocal, devised)

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  • 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.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
Dates, Times and Prices


'How can such a pure feeling emerge from an actor's body?' (Franco Acquaviva, Sipario.it). A young woman awaits her lover. In the shade of a cherry orchard thickening with the memories and unfulfilled desires of many generations, her own desire is taken up into the maddening whirlwinds of history. Her beloved had to leave after the last catastrophe, but he promised to return. Awaiting him, Katie sings and speaks to us through the deafening flow of world events. Armed with her desire, she weaves moving evocations of imbricated pasts and deeply wished-for futures.

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 24 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: This is a solo performance, where an actress performs multiple characters, and interacts with other, invisible characters. Audience members are welcome to move around and make noise during our Relaxed Performance. We will also be providing a written handout with a synopsis that will guide through the performance and will point out the moments when sudden changes of volume might happen (mainly one place in the performance). The performance includes: singing that sometimes can reach high pitches, sudden high pitched sounds when a new character appears and greats another character, moments where the actress enacts characters expressing anger; these will be indicated in the handout materials.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • 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 required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

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