Scroll through some of the highlights from our upcoming archive project "Captions Speak Louder Than Words".
We're cataloguing the whole history of Stagetext for an exciting exhibition and historical archive for release in 2021, find out more about the project here: www.stagetext.org/archive-project
Image 1: Image from Stagetext visit to 10 Downing Street April 2005; people in images include: Peter Pullan, Merfyn Williams, Lynn Jackson, Tabitha Allum, Deepa Shastri, Roz Chalmers. Stagetext staff were invited by Charities Advisor to the Prime Minister, Simon Morys.
Image 2: Scanned images of theatre tickets which reference that the performances were captioned by Stagetext. Includes image of ticket for 'Romeo and Juliet' on 26 November 2000 at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and image of ticket for 'The Mercy Seat' on 25 November 2003 at the Almeida Theatre.
Image 3: Article titled 'Raising the curtain' by Stagetext founder Peter Pullan from OneinSeven’ magazine, Issue No.21, Feb/Mar 2001. Article about Stagetext and includes picture of the three founders.
Image 4: Image of Stagetext founders, captioners, staff and others in 2003 with caption unit.
Image 5: Image of Stagetext key people, including founders, captioners, board members and staff, at the 10th anniversary celebration, November 2010.
Image 6: Letter from caption user regarding their attendance at a captioned performance at Theatre Royal, Bath, includes the quote “You have made many deafened people feel part of the human race again”.
Image 7: Letter from Peter Cadley, theatres manager, Royal Shakespeare Company, regarding co-operation with Stagetext; dated 19 July 2000 about 2 months after Stagetext was officially registered as a company and 4 months before the first captioned performance of the RSC’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at the Barbican.
Image 8: Various versions of early Stagetext promotional leaflets.
Image 9: Various theatre leaflets
Image 10: Image of the promotional brochure for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ in 2000. This was the first production which was captioned by Stagetext on 15 November 2000.
Image 11: Press cutting of article titled 'Louder than words' from Disability Times, Dec 2000/Jan 2001. Article about Stagetext, captioning and the first captioned performance of 'The Duchess of Malfi'.