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The Royal Shakespeare Company announces its sixth relaxed performance for Matilda The Musical

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FOLLOWING the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present its sixth at the Cambridge Theatre at 3pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Building on the programme of relaxed performances that the RSC has been running in Stratford-upon-Avon since 2013, the RSC is proud to have been amongst the first to adopt and promote the concept.

The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC, offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities and their families.

The performance provides a relaxed environment for everyone, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress, and with lighting and sound levels adjusted to soften their impact. Audience etiquette throughout the whole theatre is also relaxed with all audience members given the freedom to make noise and/or move about the auditorium according to their needs without restriction.

Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities available for people to use if they want to take a break. All theatre staff, crew and company members also receive specialist training in advance to anticipate a wider range of different audience needs.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering tickets for the relaxed performance at the reduced rate of £25 and £10 which can be booked through the RSC Ticket Hotline (01789 331111) or in person at the Cambridge Theatre box office.

Specially trained staff will be able to help bookers by speaking to them directly and ensuring that all their specific needs and requirements are taken into consideration when assigning their seat allocation.

All bookers will be sent a visual story to help them familiarise themselves with the plot, characters and the setting before they arrive at the theatre. Detailed event and transport information will also be available from www.matildathemusical.com/.

Seen by over nine million people across more than 70 cities worldwide, the multi award-winning production is currently playing its eighth year in London, booking at the Cambridge Theatre until May 24, 2020.

Read more about Matilda The Musical.