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Theatre and Performance Interpreting

Complete Communication is passionate about access and the arts, especially theatre. We aim to provide high-quality access to the arts to the Deaf community and work with service providers to develop their inclusivity. For us, enriching and enabling the deaf community to be involved in cultural and entertainment events is at the core of everything we do.

We can provide highly qualified BSL/English Interpreters and Lipspeakers to support your arts and entertainment events. All of our communication professionals are registered with NRCPD and have undertaken extensive training and experience in theatre and performance interpreting. All of our communication professionals hold enhanced Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) checks, Public Indemnity Insurance and are subject to the NRCPD code of practice.

We work with clients Nationwide to make the various arts and culture performance accessible.

To find out more about working with us to ensure your performance or entertainment event is accessible, do get in touch.​

Upcoming Interpreted Theatre and Performances

Postponed until 2021

Postponed – This Land

In June 2020, Theatre Royal Plymouth will stage This Land, our first ever international community production. This Land is an epic theatrica…

19:30
(plus a 14:30 performance on tbc)
Theatre Royal Plymouth

Event Details and Bookings

In June 2020, Theatre Royal Plymouth will stage This Land, our first ever international community production. This Land is an epic theatrical event marking the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey and its impact upon arrival in America.

Created and performed by 120 citizens of Plymouth, UK and 30 members of the Native American Wampanoag Tribe from Massachusetts, USA, This Land is the story of what happened then and what it means to us now.

Witness the making of history with this unique and vital piece of theatre, which brings together communities from both sides of the Atlantic.

With text by Nick Stimson and songs written and performed by Seth Lakeman.

Interpreter: Daryl McMullan (Located on the stage TBC)

To make a booking: https://theatreroyal.com/whats-on/this-land/#book

Thursday 13th (Relaxed) and Saturday 15th January 2022

Aladdin

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Aladdin features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautif…

12:30pm and 13:00
Theatre Royal Plymouth

Event Details and Bookings

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Aladdin features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to old Peking to the magical pantomime Aladdin!

Interpreter: Daryl McMullan (Location on the stage TBC)

To make a booking: https://theatreroyal.com/whats-on/aladdin/

Tuesday 1st February 2022

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is irresistibly told through the timeles…

19:30
Theatre Royal Plymouth

Event Details and Bookings

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is irresistibly told through the timeless hits of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!

Interpreter: Daryl McMullan (Located on right hand side of the stage (stage left)

To make a booking:https://theatreroyal.com/whats-on/mamma-mia/

Our Partners

Theatre & performance Interpreting testimonials

Gavin Kelly (Deaf sign language user)

It is really important to ensure that theatres and interpreters are given feedback so that the deaf community can recomment the best interpreter. Daryl is this person.

Daryl surprised me with his high level of skill and ability to manage the script, voices and flow of the panto. His indication of when to look at the stage allowed me to watch him and the show without being confused.

Barbara (Hearing parent of a Deaf child)

I thought he was amazing, even though I don’t need a signer but can sign to a degree !! I understood what he was signing and really enjoyed watching him as he was soo expressive and I found it really enjoyable to watch the signed singing, which was fabulous.

He really got into the role and I found myself watching him more so than the actors. The best signer I have ever seen at a performance!

Sharon Saunders (Trustee of Exeter & South Devon Deaf Childrens Society & a Deaf sign language user)

Daryl was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! The best I have seen for a long time. Can’t wait for the next one with him interpreting! A rare unique interpreter. We are so lucky to have you here in Devon. Don’t you dare leave us!

Gisia (Parent of a Deaf child)

I have to say, It caught my attention ! He was so into each charácter !! Lots and lots of face expressions and it really made me enjoy the show even more. ​

Even my daughter could not kept her 👀 away from him !

Jackie Wallaker (Deaf sign language user)

He was so amazing! I fall in love with him as a result of his amazing face expressions, small dance and his signing. Please, please stay in the theatre for next time. No negative things about him. Would love to watch him again

Amy Kelly (Deaf sign language user)

All I can say is that he (Daryl) was absolutely amazing, His body language was amazing and the way he shows the different role and their character meant I could tell who was talking.

In the past when going to the theatre I have tended to not watch the signer as I have found them too boring and there has not been enough expression or characterisation!

Sharon Saunders (Deaf sign language user and Deaf Access and Inclusion Worker)

The interpreter Daryl McMullan, he was AMAZING! The best one I have seen in a long time. I am not the only one who said this… Daryl really got into all the roles of the different actors, he was very expressive and enjoyable to watch, so engaging. Daryl was excellent in becoming the character just before the actors came on stage, this helps us what was coming next – so clever!

Helen Grindle (Specialist Teaching Assistant for Deaf students)

Daryl was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! The best I have seen for a long time. Can’t wait for the next one with him interpreting! A rare unique interpreter. We are so lucky to have you here in Devon. Don’t you dare leave us!

Sharon Saunders (Trustee of Exeter & South Devon Deaf Childrens Society and a Deaf sign language user)

You were amazing; I was blown away by your talent.

Lorraine Walsh (Deaf Sign Language user & specialist teaching assistant for Deaf students)

I was pleased to see that you used the same BSL interpreter for the Dick Whittington performance today.

Again the interpreter, Daryl was superbly fluent with the whole show, especially as some songs were very quick paced. He was able to keep up with improvised dialogue such as when some children were invited on stage and cast members interacted with specific individuals in the audience.

Other shows we have been involved in include

The Gingerbread Man

Robinson Crusoe pantomime

Reading and Leeds music festival

Funky Llama Festival

Bang Bang

The Elves and the Shoe Maker

Endless featuring N:Dless

Solid Life of Sugar Water

Jack and the Bean Stalk

The Gingerbread Man

Dick Whittington

Snow White and the Happily Ever After Beauty Salon

The Worst Witch

The Department of Distractions

Lavrack – Reach, Funky Llama Club night

The Lady Vanishes

Beauty and the Beast – A tale as old as time

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Cinderella…The Fairy Godmother of all Pantomimes

RSC – As you like it and The Taming of the Shrew – Post Show Talk

School and small scale performances and theatre/music workshops

Some of our amazing clients include