The DH Ensemble (The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble)

is a group of D/deaf and hearing actors, directors, theatre makers, writers, artists, musicians, dancers and all round lovely people coming together to create theatre. We make live performance using a mix of BSL, Spoken English, projection, movement, mime, music and soundscapes.

We formed in 2013 and consist of experienced freelance theatre practitioners.

As a company, we have worked with The Royal Shakespeare Studio, Forest Fringe, The Roundhouse, Pulse Festival, Shuffle Festival and LimeWharf. Most recently, we have worked with the Yard Theatre, the Battersea Arts Centre, Northern Stage, Liberty Festival and the Barbican.

We believe in breaking down barriers and pre-conceived perceptions. We aim to create innovative performance exploring genuine, truthful interaction. All our work is fully accessible for D/deaf and hearing audiences. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       We like laughing. 

Press / Media

Members of The DH Ensemble are interviewed on BBC's See Hear talking about their show People of the Eye ahead of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The DH Ensemble discuss their work in the Guardian's Culture Professionals section

The DH Ensemble discuss their work in the Guardian's Culture Professionals section

Reviews

"An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre. A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle...something very special indeed." 
A Younger Theatre - Read full review here

"An extraordinary and visceral piece such as this from The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is the kind that leaves a mark." 
Edinburgh Reporter - Read full review here

"The love between the two characters is palpable and you leave the piece warmed by it while questioning why society is so fussed about difference." 
Huffington Post - Read full review here

"A heartfelt and amusing topsy-turvy dramatic collage that goes beyond words to make it's point."
Herald Scotland - Read full review here

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