CFT introduces Polish translation performances for families

Polish translation performances have been introduced for CFT's family-friendly shows. A recent matinee performance of The Butterfly Lion was translated live into Polish via audio headsets by an interpreter, and a similar exercise will take place for The Wizard of Oz on Monday 23 December.

The project follows a pilot translation performance of Sleeping Beauty last December. Both this and The Butterfly Lion received hugely positive feedback from the Polish families who attended.

Polish is the second most spoken language in the Chichester region after English. This is the latest initiative in our efforts to welcome as many people as possible in our community and we hope to make foreign language translation performances a regular feature in future.

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz runs from 14 – 29 December, with the matinee performance on Wednesday 23 December having a live Polish translation via headsets. If you're interested in attending this, please email

Polish Translation Performance Of The Butterfly Lion At Chichester Festival Theatre Photo Pete Jones 021119 282.