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Sign language adds to fun at children's show.

SIGN language is adding a new dimension to children's favourites being performed at Bedworth's Civic Hall.

The venue, run by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, is making sure that deaf and hearing-impaired youngsters - and grownups - don't miss out on the fun.

Bosses at the Civic Hall have recruited Trevor Langley to 'sign' performances.

Anne Tippett, the assistant manager, said: "We presented The Ugly Duckling to a lively and noisy audience on Monday. Trevor presented the show in Sign Supported English for those with hearing disabilities and the experience certainly got the thumbs-up from those watching.

"By the end of the performance, the entire audience could sign at least 'duck' and it proved a fascinating introduction to signed performances.

"It was a really amazing day, with several hearing-impaired children enjoying a production which they could follow along with their peers."

Bedworth Civic Hall is also signing a performance of Rumplestiltskin on Thursday, at 2pm, and Mrs Tippett said: "I can't wait to see what the sign for Rumplestiltskin is!"

Members of the Krazy Kat Theatre Company will be performing The Very Magic Flute, loosely based on Mozart's opera, on June 23. It will also be signed. So, too, will this year's pantomime at Bedworth, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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Date:Apr 15, 2006
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