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This hilarious new play – specially created for visually impaired and sighted audiences alike – firmly places audio description centre stage. Tickets now on sale.

Theatre practitioner and emerging director, Chloë Clarke with Elbow Room Theatre Company, in collaboration with Galeri Caernarfon, launch their premiere show at three venues across Wales.

The play is inspired by Clarke’s determination to overcome barriers faced by disabled people based on her own theatre-going experience and prove that inclusive work can be daring and funny.

“Access in theatre is often an afterthought, which means that few shows are accessible and rarely creatively interesting. It’s time to see access as a creative opportunity”.

Audio description is woven in to the fabric of this pioneering play and delivered by every character (and the audience), giving visually impaired people a choice of interpretation and using description to heighten the play for everyone equally.

The Importance of Being Described… Earnestly? is a romping hour of fun as the audience join the company’s earnest attempt to stage an Oscar Wilde classic with a twist. Co-Directed by Robbie Bowman of Living Pictures (Diary of a Madman and Sexual Perversity in Chicago).

“A real treat of a show certain to leave ecstatic eyes, exuberant ears and thrilled middle bodies!”

An integrated cast of visually impaired and sighted actors includes Chloë Clarke, Dean Rehman, Lizzie Rogan & Jake Sawyers.

You can read and listen to our interview with the companies directors here

The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly? Autumn/Winter 2018 Age Guide: 16+

Tour Dates: 20.09.2018, 19:30 Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 26.09.2018, 19:45 Riverfront, Newport (BSL Interpreted) 01.11.2018, 19:00 Galeri, Caernarfon 02.11.2018, 14:00 Galeri, Caernarfon 03.11.2018, 19:00 Galeri, Caernarfon (BSL Interpreted) 04.11.2018, 14:00 Galeri, Caernarfon

A touch tour is delivered as a standard part of the pre-show for all audience members. For more information visit

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