GOING to the theatre is one of life’s most enhancing experiences.
It is one that should be available to all. So it is more than disappointing to find that for deaf people, the experience is not always as good as it might be.
Danny Lane, chairman of Huddersfield Deaf Centre, has expressed concern about what he feels is patchy support for deaf people and he cites experiences where a sign language interpreter was positioned at 90 degrees from the stage.
Theatres should be at the forefront of ensuring that the arts are available to all who want to access them.
And if that needs pressure from other members of the theatre-going public to encourage a more consistent response from theatres then we should all be raising this important issue.