Today is Sun, 14 August 2022
Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent invite you to improve your vocabulary and discover language's hidden origins in this fantastic live show at London's Fortune Theatre.
Based on the award-winning podcast of the same name, the pair bring their contagious love of language and its nuances to the stage, along with popular podcast segments such as Gyles' poetry and 'Susie's Trio'. Join your genial hosts for an evening of linguistic exploration, uncovering the quirky origins of well-known sayings, unusual words, and busting commonly held language myths.
Each recorded show will focus on a different theme so that no two shows are the same and will make up special live episodes of the podcast.
Access description: No steps into foyer from street through double doors. Box Office counter to left. Dress Circle up 7 steps. 1 step between rows in auditorium. Row G has the most leg room. 21 steps down to Stalls, more than 40 to Upper Circle. Most staircases have handrails on both sides. Auditorium opens 30mins before the performance.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser amplification and loop system available in all areas of the auditorium. There are 20 amplification headsets and 5 loop headsets.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium due to large sound effects in the show, but staff are happy to dog-sit.
Disabled Access: No spaces for wheelchair users who have to stay in their chairs. The person in a wheelchair must be able to negotiate a few stairs as there is no access into the theatre for wheelchairs. Box A has a side entrance from Crown Court with one step down into the anteroom, and three shallow steps with a rail into the box, also a toilet in the ante room. Through the side EXIT door on Crown Court, there are 5 steps to the main Dress Circle.
Toilets: Ladies on all levels, Gents in the Stalls and Upper level.
Disabled Toilets: No adapted toilets. The private toilet next to Box A is the most accessible