People of the Eye
"An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre. A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle...something very special indeed." A Younger Theatre
"An extraordinary and visceral piece such as this from The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is the kind that leaves a mark." Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★★
"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
“Of course, you shouldn’t use ‘sign language’.”
Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through unfamiliar territory to discover their own voice. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together.
Using a mix of video projections, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, this unique performance is about memories, feelings of isolation, and finding the joy in difference.
This is a provocative piece that examines the realities of the people affected by deafness, and celebrates the beauty of sign language and Deaf culture while not shying away from the complex idea of culture verses disability.
Written by Erin Siobhan Hutching
Performed by Erin Siobhan Hutching & Hermon Berhane
Directed by Jennifer K. Bates
Created with Sophie Stone and Emily Howlett (Devisers/Performers)
Jennifer Fletcher (Movement Direction), Samuel Dore (Videographer), Emma Houston (Soundscape), Myriddin Wannell (Set design), Rachel Sampley (Technical Management), Oliver Savidge (Lighting design), David Monteith-Hodge (Photography & Film documentation), Nadia Nadarajah (BSL/Movement), Andrew Muir (Dramaturg)
Autumn 2017 UK Tour:
17th October - 19th October Battersea Arts Centre London
Thursday 16th November The Seagull Lowestoft
Saturday 18th November Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester
Monday 20th November Stamford Arts Centre
Friday 24th November Oxford Fire Station