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The Argus: Relaxed shows are taking off at the theatre Relaxed shows are taking off at the theatre

Theatre bosses have been praised for holding a first ever 'relaxed performance' targeted at children with special needs.

Theatre Royal Brighton will host a performance of Scooby Doo on July 31 specifically designed to cater for youngsters with learning disabilities, autism conditions, sensory and communications needs and Downs Syndrome.

In the ‘relaxed performance’, lighting levels will be adapted and sudden, loud noises and strobe lighting will be avoided - all while audience members are allowed to make noise and move around the auditorium freely.

Additional front of house staff will also be on duty to assist during the special evening show.

Rachel Travis, from children’s disability charity Amaze, said she was pleased Brighton and Hove businesses were “responding to increasing levels of autism and other disabilities”.

She said: “Theatre Royal has been brilliant. It's great they're making productions in this way as it only benefits children with special needs.

“The number of children with Autism for example is increasing faster than any other special need in the city.

“It's a brilliant idea and it shows how the city is becoming more and more inclusive for these families.”

Theatre Royal Brighton joins The Duke of York’s, Cineworld and the Odeon cinemas to offer relaxed screenings.

John Baldock, general manager at Theatre Royal Brighton, said: “Families who have a child suffering from, say, autism, often feel reticent about coming to the theatre because they are afraid of disturbing other audience members.

“This performance will allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the evening.

“This relaxed performance is a first for us, but we hope to make it a regular part of our programme.

“We are extremely grateful to the producers and cast of Scooby Doo for their support and enthusiasm for this project.”

Scooby Doo runs at Theatre Royal Brighton from July 29 to August 2.

Call the theatre’s access line on 0844 871 7677 or book in person at the box office.

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9:44am Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.
I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much. stevo!!
  • Score: -2

7:18pm Fri 11 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

stevo!! wrote:
I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.
As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!!

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

•Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

•Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

•Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

•Requires excessive admiration

•Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

•Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

•Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

•Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

•Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.[/p][/quote]As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!! Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms: •Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) •Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love •Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) •Requires excessive admiration •Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations •Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends •Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others •Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her •Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes spurious warnings
  • Score: 2

11:05am Sat 12 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

spurious warnings wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.
As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!!

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

•Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

•Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

•Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

•Requires excessive admiration

•Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

•Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

•Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

•Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

•Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
You seem to forget that Alan Pare also admitted to favouring ****.

Mate of yours, is he?
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.[/p][/quote]As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!! Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms: •Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) •Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love •Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) •Requires excessive admiration •Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations •Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends •Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others •Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her •Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes[/p][/quote]You seem to forget that Alan Pare also admitted to favouring ****. Mate of yours, is he? stevo!!
  • Score: -1

11:06am Sat 12 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

spurious warnings wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.
As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!!

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

•Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

•Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

•Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

•Requires excessive admiration

•Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

•Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

•Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

•Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

•Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
You seem to forget that Alan Pare also admitted to favouring b*sti*lity.

Mate of yours, is he?
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.[/p][/quote]As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!! Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms: •Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) •Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love •Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) •Requires excessive admiration •Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations •Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends •Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others •Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her •Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes[/p][/quote]You seem to forget that Alan Pare also admitted to favouring b*sti*lity. Mate of yours, is he? stevo!!
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Sat 12 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

stevo!! wrote:
I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.
Good to see The Argus realised the error in the original headline.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I do hope the shows are a success for all concerned, but claiming that they are so two weeks before the first one is a bit much.[/p][/quote]Good to see The Argus realised the error in the original headline. stevo!!
  • Score: -1

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