Autism-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol

National Autistic Society Scotland

Robert Moffat, National Director of the National Autistic Society Scotland is delighted that the National Theatre of Scotland will be staging its first autism-friendly performance, A Christmas Carol, on 16 December at The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy.

“Many of our supporters tell us they want to celebrate Christmas with fun activities, but can struggle to access mainstream entertainment venues. We have campaigned vigorously over the past 12 months to encourage entertainment venues to become more accessible to people with autism.

NAS Scotland, along with a range of autism organisations, has been advising The National Theatre of Scotland on how best to support people with the condition and their families, by limiting queuing times, giving theatre-goers opportunities to move around the theatre space and developing adaptations to sensory sensitivities.

Dickens’ redemptive tale of Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, has long been a Christmas favourite, but this will be the very first time an autism-friendly Christmas show has been staged in Scotland.”

This performance of A Christmas Carol is for one night only and the intimate venue has 70 seats available.

Venue: The Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, KY11EH
Date: Sunday 16 December 2012
Time: 2.30pm (90 minutes with no interval)
There will be a pre-show talk and set tour at 2pm lasting 30 minutes.
Tickets: £14 for adults (£11 concession) and can be paid for by cash or cheque on the day

You can read more about the event at www.autism.org.uk/achristmascarol.

To find out more, book your tickets and discuss your specific requirements, please contact Marianne Maxwell on marianne.maxwell@nationaltheatrescotland.com or 0141 227 9017.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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