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Welcome to Theatresign's training services section

Theatre Interpreting Courses & Workshops
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI & Alexandra Shaw RSLT of Theatresign Training Ltd

Theatresign ran its first training course in 2009. In the years to follow, this course evolved into a series of courses designed to address the interpreting needs of specific genres of theatre. 

Theatresign is proud to be the main provider of sign language interpreted performances in the West End and in the regions and has established a reputation for providing high-quality services.  We provide interpreters for single performances and for long running shows, which include West End and UK touring productions.  This regular provision enables Theatresign to provide unique training opportunities to BSL Communication Professionals. more ....
   

Making It Visual (Level 3 BSL - RSLI/RSLT) - Manchester

Training venue: Manchester Palace Theatre
Date: Saturday 1 September 2018
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Leigh Bish (Deaf Instructor / Qualified Assessor BSL Levels 1-6)

Have you ever seen a story told in BSL and thought - 'Wow, they make it look so easy??' 

Want to learn how? more ....

   

Making It Visual (Level 3 BSL - RSLI/RSLT) - London

Training venue: The Other Palace, London Victoria SW1
Date: Friday 5 October 2018
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Leigh Bish (Deaf Instructor / Qualified Assessor BSL Levels 1-6)

Have you ever seen a story told in BSL and thought - 'Wow, they make it look so easy??' 

Want to learn how? more ....

   

Are you sitting comfortably...? (Level 3 BSL - RSLI/RSLT)

Training venue: The Other Palace, London Victoria SW1
Date: Saturday 6 October 2018
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Leigh Bish (Deaf Instructor / Qualified Assessor BSL Levels 1-6)

...then we'll begin... Once upon a time...

Have you ever tried to sign a children's story and found yourself bogged down with the words and unable to create a visual that portrays the wonder of the moment? more ....

   

Introduction to Theatre Interpreting (Level 3 BSL - RSLI)

Training venue: Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Nicolson St Edinburgh
Date: Saturday 13 October 2018
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Alexandra Shaw RSLT

This one day workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the various aspects of the theatrical interpreting domain and is open to those with Level 3 and above. As well as being an introduction to professional Theatre Interpreting, it is highly recommended for school/college plays or those who are involved with amateur drama or youth drama groups.  more ....

   

Interpreting from Head to Heels (Level 3 BSL - RSLI)

Training venue: Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Nicolson St Edinburgh
Date: Sunday 14 October 2018
Trainers: Alexandra Shaw RSLT

This one day workshop follows on from our 'Introduction to Theatre Interpreting' course and delves deeper into strategies to deliver an interpretation from head to toe. more ....

   

Panto Interpreting Course (Level 3 BSL - RSLI)

Date: New date to be announced for 2018
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Alexandra Shaw RSLT

This one day workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the various aspects of pantomime interpreting and is particularly beneficial for school plays or those who are involved with amateur or youth drama groups as well as those working in the professional Theatre domain. more ....

   

Interpreting for Plays (Level 3 BSL - RSLI)

Training Venue: Theatre Royal Nottingham, Theatre Square, Nottingham
Dates: Friday 23 March & Saturday 24 March 2018
(including an interpreted performance of WAR HORSE at 2.30 pm on Saturday 24 March 2018)
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Alexandra Shaw RSLT

Based around "War Horse", this course will focus on the challenges of interpreting plays. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the script, play with the characters and produce a translation. more ...

   

ROCK IT! (Level 6 - RSLI)

Training Venue: The Other Palace, London Victoria SW1
Dates: Friday 15 June & Saturday 16 June 2018
(including an interpreted performance of BAT OUT OF HELL at 7.30 pm on Thursday 14 June 2018)
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Alexandra Shaw RSLT

Based on the hit musical "Bat Out Of Hell", this course will focus on the interpreting demands of rock musicals.  To ensure the overall quality of the patrons experience, we look at how to reflect characters, intensity and meaning of the show while learning to embrace our inner rock God/Goddess. more ...

   

Exploring Shakespeare

Training venue: Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk, London SE1
Date: Postponed
Trainers: Donna Ruane RSLI and Alexandra Shaw RSLT

This course allows us to explore Shakespeare's works and how we may begin to approach its beauty using BSL without losing the essence of the source language.

Course participants will attend a signed performance. more ....

   
   

 

 
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