The information on the National Autistic Society website states that the play is set during the outbreak of WWI, Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book takes audiences along the journey of Joey, Albert’s beloved horse who is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.
This relaxed performance of War Horse has been specially designed to welcome people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorder, or learning disability into the theatre.
This performance will have a less formal, more supportive environment to reduce anxiety levels. The atmosphere in the auditorium will be relaxed and members of the audience will be free to come and go as they please throughout the performance and make noise if they want to.
Lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to soften their impact. Designated ‘chill-out’ areas will be provided outside the auditorium in addition to NAS volunteers being on hand throughout the performance to offer support and assistance to families if and when needed.
Tickets are on sale at a reduced price of £25 for this performance.
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