The Scarlet Pimpernel – Relaxed Theatre

Relaxed Theatre is a social inclusion theatre format that caters performances to individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other learning/communication challenges. It offers the opportunities for ASD children and their families to attend performances in a supportive environment, and share the joy of theatre.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a story set in France many years ago. The hero is called the Scarlet Pimpernel. He saves poor and innocent people. The Scarlet Pimpernel has an enemy called Chauvelin who tries to stop him…but the Scarlet Pimpernel is clever and he defeats Chauvelin! Come and join us for this exciting adventure!

Director: Dr Vicki Ooi
Adaptation: Dr Vicki Ooi & Michael Sharmon

*Separate Cantonese & English shows*

“Every child should go to the theatre because it is so magical.
It opens up the imagination and teaches you how to handle problems.”

– Dr Vicki Ooi

Characteristics of Relaxed Theatre

1. Relaxed Theatres Rules
The usual theatre rules and norms are set aside. Audience members are free to make noise, move around, leave and re-enter the auditorium anytime.

2. Laid Back Environment
Sound and lighting effects are reduced to less stimulating levels. Attendance is capped at sixty percent capacity of the auditorium to create more space. A chill-out area is offered outside the auditorium for audience members who need some down-time.

3. Specially Adapted Play
The play is specially adapted so that the storytelling is more direct. Interactive activities are specially designed according to the needs of the audience.

4. Pre-show Info Pack
A pre-show info pack is sent to the audience, including the story, characters’ information and photos of the venue. This enables the audience to familiarise themselves with the upcoming theatre experience in advance.

5. Venue support
Briefing is provided for venue staff, actors and administration teams on the needs of ASD individuals.

Survey of teachers and families 2016

  • 96% would bring their students/centre members/children to other AFTEC’s relaxed performances in the future.
  • 93% thought that the performance was an effective tool for learning and development.

Show details
9.10.2017 | Mon | *10:30AM, *2:00PM
10.10.2017 | Tue | *10:30AM, #2:00PM
*In Cantonese | #In English
Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
$35 | For aged 3 and above
30-min performance plus 20-min post show interactive activities

Booking & enquiries
Calvin Co
Tel: 2520 1716
E-mail: calvin@aftec.hk

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change or cancel any programme should unavoidable circumstances occur.


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