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Theatregoers with special needs and their families are getting the chance to attend a special performance of the pantomime.
Producers of this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal festive spectacular Cinderella have given the green light to a relaxed performance at 5.30pm on Wednesday January 15 next year.
While the show itself will be the same as the rest of the performances, there will be a number of special facilities specifically for theatre-goers with autism, their families and friends, and anyone else who prefers to attend a more relaxed show.
- A more relaxed atmosphere meaning patrons can move around, and enter and leave as they wish through the show.
- A break-out room where patrons can take a break from the show.
- The auditorium lights will remain on a low-level throughout the performance
- A specially-extended interval of 30 minutes
PARENTS of children with special needs can now relax in a revamped space.
Charity Hop, Skip and Jump has converted one of its outbuildings at Seven Springs into a relaxation area for parents and carers.
REVAMP: Jeanette Bates, Hop Skip and Jump funding manager, Marc Johnson, centre supervisor, Richard Rawlings, Quays centre manager, Rebecca Jeal, Quays marketing assistant and charity and community co-ordinator with after school club users Alex Jaya and Reece
The charity will be offering holistic therapies, reflexology, head and body massage to mums, dads and carers. The revamp was carried out by staff at Gloucester Quays with new furniture donated by Next.
Emma Minett, care supervisor, said: “The new space offers parents who drop their children off the chance to relax and get respite care.
“We provide flexible and immediate care so parents can drop their children off at any point, but the centre so far has been geared up for the children and so we wanted to provide something for the parents.
“It will provide a space where they can speak to each other and have a coffee.”
The charity hosted a party on Wednesday to open the space.