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West Side Story (12A) (AD)

Relaxed Screening

A still from Steven Spielberg's West Side Story

It’s time for Steven Spielberg’s epic version of the classic musical about love across the divide, starring Ansel Elgort and introducing Rachel Zegler in her screen debut. 

In 1950s New York City, two gangs from different ethnic communities rival each other to gain control of the Upper West Side: the Sharks and the Jets. When Maria (Zegler), a ‘Shark’, falls in love with Tony (Elgort), a Jet, can love conquer all and overcome social, racial and political divides? 

With a script by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the late, great Stephen Sondheim, this is a fresh, prescient and stunning remake; a lifelong dream for Spielberg. 

US 2021 Dir Steven Spielberg 156 min

How is this screening Relaxed?

A relaxed event takes place in an environment that is specially tailored for a neurodiverse audience, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial. 

The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.

For this screening:

- The lights are dimmed, though not off.

- The volume levels a little lower than usual.

- At the moment, you have to stay in assigned seats, because of Covid-19 safety measures, but you're free to enter and exit the cinema at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.

- You're free to make noise in these screenings. 

- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help you or other audience members may need while you're at the cinema at Barbican.


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