Matilda will do an additional show in New Plymouth with sign language and audio description

Bella Roubos, Leah Gunson and Layla O'Brien - the Matildas are set to perform in July

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Bella Roubos, Leah Gunson and Layla O’Brien – the Matildas are set to perform in July

Matilda will make history in Taranaki in July by providing the first combined audio description and sign interpretation performance in the region.

The New Plymouth Operatic Society has announced that the additional performance of Matilda will take place on Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at the TSB Showplace.

The show will allow the arts to be accessible to people who are hard of hearing or visually impaired, while other aspects of the performance will remain the same as for other performances.

A New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreter will stand to one side of the stage and sign the dialogue as it is spoken, while members of the visually impaired or blind community will receive an audio description as the performance progresses, via an earphone. and receiver.

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“We are delighted to be working with Platform Interpreting New Zealand and Audio Dedicated Aotearoa with the support of the TSB Showplace team to enable this to happen,” Matilda Production Manager Steve Lloyd said in a statement.

“Being a matinee performance, it has added benefits for those with accessibility requirements, and we’re incredibly proud of our team who managed to put this one together for the community.”

Tickets are available at the counter via the TSB Showplace box office or via the Ticketek call center on 0800 TICKETEK.

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