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BBC Proms: Live Signed Performance

July 17, 2010

Thanks to the BBC Ouch! Blog:

Roll up, roll up. BBC Proms features a signed performance this year and has set aside 150 standing places for deaf patrons.

Sondheim at 80 – Saturday July 31st 2010, 7.30pm at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Get more info on what proms are and how to buy tickets.

A starry celebration of Broadway marking the 80th birthday of famed composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Pieces include: excerpts from the horror-opera Sweeney Todd, the Ingmar Bergman-inspired A Little Night Music, the fairy-tale compendium of Into the Woods as well as Pacific Overtures and Sunday in the Park with George.

You’re advised to get there early and queue.

150 ‘promming spaces’ have been set aside to make sure that deaf customers get a good chance of seeing the performance. No more seats are available and you cannot prebook these standing only spots.

50% ticket reductions are on offer for all disabled people at the venue.

Paul Whittaker OBE, from Music for the Deaf, will be signing the event.

Read more about BBC Proms, now in its 116th year.

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