At Alexander Communications we understand that the British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of the performance is as complex an endeavour as the translation of the dramatic text, and requires an equivalent level of skill and engagement. Our approach recognises that theatre interpretation is a highly specialised setting and our work aims to improve the artistic quality of BSL interpreted theatre.

Our interpreters understand the particular disciplines of translating and interpreting for the theatre, and recognise the rigour with which the BSL interpreted performance must be treated, in order to maintain the overall artistic values of the production for every audience member.

Next - 'King Lear'

Jan Guest will interpret,

'King Lear'

Who is it that can tell me who I am?

In an ancient Britain bound by loyalty to the clan and the power of the sword, King Lear decides to give up his crown. As he divides the kingdom between his daughters, family ties disintegrate, order disappears and the land slides into chaos.

Shakespeare’s brutal portrait of one man’s unwinding sanity takes us from the heart of power to the cold and barren world of the outsider. It pitches Lear against his children, against nature and against the universe itself.

In Talawa’s 30th anniversary year, Michael Buffong and the company return to the Royal Exchange with Don Warrington following their groundbreaking production of All My Sons.


Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 7:00pm on Wednesday 4th May 2016.

Future Shows

Alex McDonald will be interpreting

'The Night Watch'

I thought everything would change, after the war. And now, no one even mentions it. It is as if we all got together in private and said whatever you do donít mention that, like it never happened.

It’s the late 1940s. Calm has returned to London and five people are recovering from the chaos of war.

In scenes set in a quiet dating agency, a drab cinema and a prison cell, the stories of these five lives begin to intertwine, and we uncover the desire and regret that has bound them together.

Sarah Waters’ story of illicit love and everyday heroism takes us from a dazed and shattered post-war Britain back into the heart of the Blitz, towards the secrets that are hidden there.

The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, on Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 7.30pm.

Previous Shows

Alex McDonald interpreted 'Endgame' at Home, Manchester, 5th March 2016.