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The RSC to present fourth relaxed performance of 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 fourth at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3pm.

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.

This will be the eighth relaxed performance that the Royal Shakespeare Company has staged to date, and 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, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a different approach to noise and moving around the auditorium during the performance.

Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities for people to use if they want to take a break from being in the auditorium.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering tickets at the reduced rate of £25 and £10 which can be booked through the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403 493 (10am-6pm) or in person at the Cambridge Theatre box office from Tuesday, March 21, 2017. 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.

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An adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel, Matilda The Musical is the story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Read more about Matilda The Musical.