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The Play That Goes Wrong


This page is for people attending our stageseen days for deaf and hard of hearing young people at The Play That Goes Wrong. We hope these resources will be useful in supporting your trip to the theatre. If there are any additional resources you would like us to provide, just let us know.


Getting to the Savoy Theatre (11th July) 


Getting to the Actor's Centre (14th July) 


Risk Assessment 


Show resources

Language and vocabulary  


Video resources

Examples of "Whodunnit" plots:

Examples of farce comedy:


BSL Synopsis: 


Trailer with captions:




What is captioning?

Captions are similar to television subtitles and give people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing access to live performance. The actors’ words appear on an LED caption unit (or units), placed next to the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. The captions at s will be provided by STAGETEXT and the units are positioned in the two Boxes either side of the stage.

A video by STAGETEXT showing an example of captioning in the theatre (please note at Matilda the caption units are positioned in Boxes either side of the stage).

STAGETEXT captioner, Alex Romeo, describes the work that goes into captioning a show:

Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue,

Visitors: Entrance is on Rupert Street

t: 020 7632 4111
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