Here you can find details of upcoming BSL Interpreted performances that myself and Jan Guest will be doing... and a few of my musings :-)


Calendar for Interpreted Performances by Karl and Jan

Contact Theatre, Manchester

March 2, 2013
I will be interpreting a show called 'Dystopia' on April 5th 2013, which is:


What if your dreams came true?

It is one year on from an event that changed the world as we know it, what happened? What is left? Who has come out on top? 

Told through text and physical theatre, Contact Young Actors Company will immerse you in a world where the rules have changed and things aren’t always as they seem. 

for more information and to book a ticket please go to The Contact Manchester website.

New contracts with Bolton Octagon and The Dukes Lancaster

March 2, 2013
I've recently been fortunate enough to be passed the contract for all interpreted performances for the Bolton Octagon and The Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster. To date I've already done a show at The Dukes (15/2/13 Pierrepoint) and Jan has done a show called Tull (27/2/13) at the Octagon. Further shows and dates are:

The Octagon in Bolton
  • 17/4/13 The Glass Menagerie - Karl Llorca
  • 11/5/13 Stitched Up - Jan Guest


The Globe - Shakespeare

March 2, 2013
Jan is currently booked to interpret the following shows at The Globe in London:

  •  26/5/13 The Tempest
  • 6/7/13 A Mid Summer Night's Dream
  • 28/7/13 Macbeth 
31st May Jan will be interpreting Taming of the Shrew which will form part of a course run by Theatresign.....

in association with Propeller Theatre Company
Training venue: Theatre Royal Nottingham

Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June 2013 10am-4pm
Signed performance: "The Taming of the Shrew" Friday at 7.30pm

Theatresign now provides Sign Language Interpreted Performances at Shakespeare's Globe during the summer season and with Propeller Theatre Company. This course will focus on an approach towards interpreting Shakespeare and will include a workshop with Propeller Theatre Company as well as a sign language interpreted performance of their production of The Taming of the Shrew.The focus of this course is on translation skills which will be useful for any kind of Theatre interpreting not just for Shakespeare

For further information see

Theatresign - Priscilla Queen of the Desert

March 2, 2013
12th March at the New Wimbledon Theatre will see me donning the glitz and glamour to interpret PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT as my debut for Theatresign. Access line; 0844 871 7677

26th July will see me reprise the performance at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

In addition to Priscilla I will be interpreting Evita at The Lowry on 8th August 2013.

For full listings of Theatresign accessible performances click here.

Citadel, St Helens

October 8, 2012
So since the last time I updates this part of my website I've done a few things at The Citadel; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which was a great touring show done by The Hull Truck Theatre Company, A Christmas Carol done by the community group and most recently Gods Official done by Reform Theatre.

I will also be interpreting 1984 on 2/5/13. So please check out the Citadel website for more information and to book a ticket.

Well after doing a fairly succussful show at the Citadel as part of the DADA festiveal (Church of the 80% Sincerity) it seems I made a good impression on both audience members and staff alike as they have now asked me to become their resident terp! Well chuffed!!!

So, after meeting the lovely Rachel who attended the show she asked Faye, CEO, if they could 'have me for their Christmas Show' and it seems that request has been upheld, so I am now interpreting the Citadel's 'A Christmas Carol' on 13/12/12 @ 1930 see for more details and to book a ticket..

Royal Exchange

September 10, 2012
23/11/12 see's me interpreting the performance of Orpheus Descending, that Williams' classic...

In a small town in the Deep South of America nothing ever seems to change.

That is, until one day, a charismatic young drifter appears with a snakeskin jacket and a guitar. Like a fox in a hen coop, this wild eyed boy tears up the prejudices and certainties of the town, igniting the passion of Lady Torrance, who for years has been trapped in a loveless marriage. But their freedom and love is too much for such a narrow-minded community…

This major revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama about the power of imagination and love in the face of conformity, stars Imogen Stubbs and is directed by Sarah Frankcom, whose recent award-winning successes at the Exchange include PUNK ROCK, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BEAUTIFUL THING, and MISS JULIE.


its all a Box of Frogs

September 10, 2012
StumbleDance Circus have created a wonderfully visual spectacle that depicts the different facits of bipolar depression. I have been booked to accompany them on their tour around the UK...

03/09/12 1830 @ Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Centre, Southbank London
28/09/12 1830 @ Gromada Bristol
29/09/12 1830 @ The Landmark, Illfracombe, Devon
06/10/12 1830 @ Contact, Manchester
13/10/12 1830 @ Carriageworks, Leeds

for further details please check out their website

Evelyn Glennie @ the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

September 10, 2012
18/08/12 as part of the DADA Festival Evelyn Glennie will be performing at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall along with the Liverpool Signing Choir and an Orchestra from the Chinese Pagoda Centre, Liverpool.

BSL Interpreting provided by DADA...

Henry V @ the Globe, London

June 28, 2012
There are still some tickets left for the BSL interpreted performance this Sunday, have a look at for more details and to book your ticket. Jan will be interpreting this and she is still in the midst of rehearsals and costume fittings. It will be a momentous occasion for her as if you know Jan you will know that Shakespeare is her 'thing' (ask her to see her tattoo in memory of Shakespeare next time you see her), and she is a bag of mixed emotions; nerves, excitement and others that don't seem to have names :-)

There are further plays that she is interpreting that have been listed on here, if you want to come along she will love the support, and you never know you may enjoy Shakespeare!

The Globe, London

June 16, 2012
Jan Guest, my good friend and colleague will be treading the boards of the famous Globe Theatre in London. She hasn't taken on a new career but she is fulfilling a life long ambition to interpret Shakespeare in this most prestigious of venues. Working for Theatresign Jan will be interpreting:

July 1st Henry V

July 21st Taming of the Shrew

September 2nd Richard III

The Globe recently saw Deafinitely Theatre perform a ground breaking production of Love's Labours Lost entirely in BSL. Unfortunately I didn't get to see this amazing performance but word on the grapevine was that it was truly marvellous!