Babbling Vagabonds in association with Derby LIVE

Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates

Guildhall Theatre

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Until Wed 28 Dec 2016

This performance has no interval

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

The Babbling Vagabonds return to Derby's Guildhall Theatre for a Christmas treat!

“Pirates a-hoy! Steal all the pressies, all the mince pies and all the tinsle you see.” Roars Captain Sprout, the scariest, deadliest and badi-est pirate that has ever sailed the Derby seas”

Forget Scrooge's Bah Humbug, forget the Grinch, when pirates decide that Christmas is not happening there is no stopping them. And with Captain Sprout at the helm every land lubber better batten down the hatches and hide behind their cushions.

What will happen on Christmas morning when there are no presents to open? Can anyone save the us from Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates!

Join Babbling Vagabonds for another fabulous family Christmas treat to find out if Christmas will be destroyed once and for all!

Audio Described performance

Sat 17 Dec at 11:00am and Tue 27 Dec at 2:30pm are Audio Decribe performances. These shows are ideal for blind and partially-sighted people, audio description is a form of audio-visual translation, using the natural pauses in dialogue or between critical sound elements to insert narrative that translates the visual image into a sense form.

Free touch tours take place 75 minutes before the performance, with the chance to look closely at the set and costumes and often with a chance to meet some of the actors! Please let Box Office know if you want to attend the touch tour, tickets are free, but should be booked in advance.

BSL Shadow-Interpreted performance

The following performances are BSL Shadow-Interpreted performances: Fri 9 Dec 2016, 10:30am, Wed 14 Dec 2016, 1:30pm, Sat 17 Dec 2016, 2:30pm & Wed 28 Dec 2016, 11am

The traditional setup of sign-interpreted performances keeps interpreters off to one side of the stage and means that audience members who are hard of hearing, have to choose whether to watch the action on stage or the professional interpreter on the side.

For this reason, an alternative approach to sign language in the theatre is shadow interpreting, in which interpreters stay on the stage rather than off to the side. By incorporating interpreters into the performance itself, theatres aim to provide a more seamless experience for the entire audience.

A great article on Shadow-Intpreting by Emily Howlett can be found here

Relaxed performance

Please note that Sun 11 Dec at 2:30pm is a relaxed performance show and as which is specifically designed and adapted for customers with a wide range of disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels. The relaxed performance is still the same show but there are small changes to the sound levels, lighting and no pyrotechnics or strobe lighting are used.

Take a look at our relaxed performance flyer below.

Prices & Offers

£11.75 - £9.75

Concessions: £10.25 - £8.25

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.


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