Archive for 2014

Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Clarifications and FOI requests

Hello again, everyone. Many thanks to all of you that read and commented on my last blog on Barbican’s access arrangements for Hamlet, either here or on Twitter. The blog generated a lot of discussion, mostly on twitter, and there are some interesting comments on the blog too. I’ll draw your attention to the comment from Alice, who is a wheelchair user and had an easier time getting tickets, which demonstrates some of the inequalities... 
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Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Jumping Through Hoops!

The Barbican’s official Hamlet poster. Credit: Barbican Hello readers, Samantha here, It’s been a good while since I blogged here, and I’m very behind on writing about a number of things. But this one jumped the queue…. I’ve tried to get access tickets for the Barbican in London before, but had difficulty obtaining their access rate. In 2013, I was offered discounted tickets for the audio described performance of A Midsummer... 
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Punchdrunk and The Drowned Man: An Update

Hello again, readers. My last blog here was about The Drowned Man, a site specific promenade theatre experience by the renowned Punchdrunk, in collaboration with the National Theatre. Having been once, and had a great experience, sadly, the blog recounted the difficulties I’d had in booking tickets for a return visit. I posted the blog on the 22nd March, and emailed a copy to both Punchdrunk and The National. I’m delighted to say that... 
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Punchdrunk and National Theatre: The Drowned Man. So Near, and Yet, So Far

Hello dear readers, it’s me again, Samantha. I have a lot of catching up to do here. I have a list of blogs to write, most of them positive. This one has skipped to the front of the list. It was so, so nearly a hugely positive post, it really was.  So near, and yet, so far…. *sigh*. I’ve blogged about access at the National Theatre and Punchdrunk before. Both were really positive experiences, so I had high hopes for their joint... 
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