Alexander Communications provides highly qualified British Sign Language interpreters specialising in Theatre, Media, the Arts, and Education. The company has over 23 years experience of BSL interpreting combined with 28 years' performance experience.

Past publications include: The entry 'Theatre Interpreting' by Siobhán Rocks in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies (2015), edited by Franz Pöchhacker.

'The Theatre Sign Language Interpreter and the Competing Visual Narrative: the translation and interpretation of theatrical texts into British Sign Language' by Siobhán Rocks, in Staging & Performing Translation: Text & Theatre Practice. Edited by Baines, Marinetti & Perteghella.Palgrave Macmillan (2011).


Saturday 8th June 2019, 7:45pm, at HOME Manchester.

Bobs Blackwell will be interpreting This Egg's Edinburgh Fringe Festival award-winning Dressed.

Dressed is about the power clothes have to define us, to liberate us, to hide us and to embellish us. It is about making something beautiful out of something dark and traumatic. Combining choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music, it is a celebration of female performance and friendship.


Siobhán's paper 'Sign Language Interpreting, pragmatics and theatre translation' will be published in Routledge Handbook - Translation and Pragmatics and is currently in-press.

Siobhán Rocks's entry on 'Theatre Interpreting' is now available in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies, edited by Franz Pöchhacker, on the 8th October 2015.

For more details go to the research section.

Coming Soon: 'Hobson's Choice'



Siobhán Rocks interpreting 'Hobson's Choice' at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, 7:30 pm on Wednesday 19th June 2019.


Manchester Internation Festival - 'Tuesday' and 'The Nico Project'.

For more details go to the theatre section.