See the agony of being put on hold on stage in Your Call is Important to UsBy Caroline Cook
February 04, 2013
Your Call is Important to Us
Tuesday, February 5
South Hill Park, Bracknell
‘Your call is now number 34 in the queue’.
We’ve all heard that monotone voice, the one that assures us we will get to speak to our bank/gas supplier/internet company if we wait just a little bit longer.
But what happens while we’re waiting? Freewheelers Theatre Company explores the frustrations, angst and powerlessness of being put on hold in its latest show, Your Call is Important to Us.
Neon phones hang in mid-air with their twirling cords dangling like jungle vines in the background as callers express their dreams and frustrations, while waiting for the phone to be answered.
The show, written by Rachel Barnett in association with the FreeWheelers company, was first performed in 2009 before being taken to Brighton Festival, and on tour.
Leatherhead-based Freewheelers Theatre Company brings together disabled and able-bodied performers and uses animations, multimedia, puppets and shadows to create its innovative theatre.
The performance is British Sign Language interpreted, audio described and subtitled, and will be followed with a Q and A session with the creative team and company.
n Tickets are £10, £8 for concessions and members and £5 for those with disabilities (carers free). To book call the box office on (01344) 484 123.