The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble is presenting a Relaxed Performance of Henry IV Part I on Saturday August 31st.
Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome people who may enjoy a more relaxed performance environment, including (but not limited to) people with autism spectrum disorder or individuals with sensory sensitivity. Parents and caregivers may also find the inclusive atmosphere relaxing with audience members free to move, speak, and respond throughout the performance.
On the day of the relaxed performance, the show will be executed at the highest artistic level with slight technical adjustments that soften the sensory experience. The show will be performed in daylight on the open-air stage, making the stage-lighting less noticeable. Sound effects will be adjusted to even-out any loud or sudden noises during the production.
Audience capacity will be reduced to create more room to move easily between seats and a chill-out room will be provided should anyone need to leave their seats and take time out from the show. At the start of the performance, the actors will introduce their characters to the audience.
In QSE trade-mark style, the audience will be seated on the amphitheatre stage and undercover, with the parkland becoming a natural back-drop for the performance.
QSE's Relaxed Performances are open for everyone! Parents are welcome to bring small children, families should feel welcome to bring their elderly members, and we welcome all who feel they would enjoy sharing this engaging artistic experience in a relaxed and inclusive environment.
Beanbags will be provided by QSE's Relaxed Performance Sponsor: