Sue Perkins Records Audio Description for Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

eOne today announced that their new blockbuster film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, has had a thrilling Audio Description recorded by much loved comedian, writer and British broadcasting personality, Sue Perkins. The film, which releases in UK and Irish cinemas on March 31st, will include the Audio Description option in all available cinemas.

Audio description is a form of narration used to provide information on key visual elements, such as expressions, movements or body language, in film for blind or partially sighted viewers. Cinemas are equipped with a system that delivers this service through an audio description headset, which helps to offer additional information about the film through sound.

Sue Perkins, an avid Dungeons & Dragons fan herself, said about the process: ‘I got very lucky with this dice-roll – not only is the film itself a joyous romp, but I got to play a part in making sure that experiencing it in the cinema is as inclusive a ride as possible.

Kezia Williams, Managing Director at eOne Film, UK commented: “We’re so grateful to Sue (Perkins) for recording this terrific Audio Description for the film. Dungeons & Dragons celebrates the magic that happens when a group of diverse adventures come together to overcome a whole host of challenges; in the same spirit, we are passionate about ensuring the film is available to all audiences in the most exciting and evocative formats possible

Sonali Rai, Broadcast and Audio Description Manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) added: “We greatly appreciate the support of eOne Studios who have audio described their cinema releases for many years now. Audio description is a vital part of the cinema experience for people living with sight loss who use it to enjoy the same content as their sighted peers. To have accomplished artists such as Sue Perkins lending voice to audio description will certainly add to that experience. We look forward to watching the film in cinemas very soon!

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is about a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.