"An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre. A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle...something very special indeed." A Younger Theatre
"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
"An extraordinary and visceral piece such as this from The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is the kind that leaves a mark." Edinburgh Reporter (5 Star Review)
“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.
Writer/Performer: Erin Siobhan Hutching Deviser/Performer: Emily Howlett Director: Jennifer K. Bates
Producers: Erin Siobhan Hutching & Jennifer K.Bates
Sophie Stone (Deviser/Performer), 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 Naharajah (BSL/Movement), Andrew Muir (Dramaturg), Choreographer (Jennifer Fletcher)
People of the Eye had its first performance as part of the Homegrown Producer’s Hourglass Scratch Night at the Battersea Arts Centre in December 2014. It was developed at LimeWharf Annex in April 2015, supported by the Arts Council England. Work in progress versions of the piece were then performed at Pulse Festival Ipswich and The Roundhouse in May 2015, Shuffle Festival in July 2015 and Forest Fringe in August 2015.
In 2016, the full production was performed as part of NOW'16 Festival at The Yard Theatre London, in double bill with Ira Brand's Break Yourself. The production was then performed at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of Northern Stage's curated program at Summerhall, with the London preview beforehand at Southwark Playhouse.
This show is available to be booked for UK and international theatres. For a tour pack, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Arts Council England
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