Yesterday i headed off to Derry for the pantomime with Angel eyes. It was at the Millennium Forum.
First of all, activities started with a touch tour so that we could feel all the props. Of course we arrived slightly later than the start so the quietness of the touch tour was broken by tiny paws on the wooden floor lol. The staff were brilliant and even radioed through so that there would be a bowl of water for Ushi which was cool.
After the touch tour, it was time for a spot of lunch. During lunch, some of the cast came in to speak to us.
On our way back in to the theatre, a couple of families came up to me and said they should have brought their autism assistance dogs but they didn’t know they could. As well as Angel eyes being there, there were lots of families with kids withedditional needs theretoo. The staff had set up a little quiet room with toys and snacks so that if kids needed to go out if the pantomime became too much, they could. The lights were also kept on during the performance. Other than that, the pantomime went on as normal.
The only thing i noticed was that the pantomime was very loud. I thought it was only me who thought it was louder but i don’t think it was. It was a bit confusing because of the noise, but it was still good all the same.
Once again, it was a great idea to have the relaxed performance, but it was exhausting because it was so loud. Poor Ushi got tortured by kids who all wanted to talk to her, but she coped brilliantly.
I would once again like to thank the staff at the forum for being so helpful from the start, and of course to Angel eyes.