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Four people come together to perform a ritual of community and catharsis. Gathering up true stories of deaf women and non-binary people’s experiences of surviving abuse, they form a witches’ coven like no other – with a cauldron of newt’s eyes and butterflies, deep scars, and blazing signs.
A visually-rich, playful and pulsating urgent world première from multi-award-winners Deafinitely Theatre (4.48 Psychosis, Contractions), combining British Sign Language and English in the company’s unique bilingual style. Drawing on interviews with women exploring domestic abuse in the deaf community, this is a defiant and empowering new work from nationally acclaimed director Paula Garfield marking the company’s 20th anniversary.
There will be a post-show Q&A session hosted by Deafinitely Theatre after the performance on Fri 24 Jun, lasting approx 45mins. This will have BSL interpretation, as will both performances. Free to ticket holders for the Fri 24 Jun performance.
‘Extraordinary dynamism….simple but powerful’
‘Deafinitely Theatre’s evocative and tender show … demonstrates the power of sign language to tell a story’ Guardian
‘The feeling is of power and joy… bewitching’ **** Reviews Hub
‘Four fabulous actors representing the deaf community’
‘Balancing the stories with humour to make the delivery inclusive for anyone’ **** Lost in Theatreland
‘Compelling bilingual storytelling’ *** The Stage
‘Deafinitely Theatre conjures a potent play. Powerful, unflinching theatre’
‘Once again, Deafinitely have produced vital, necessary theatre, and may it continue for 20 years more.’ **** Limping Chicken
‘A poignant eye-opener’ London Unattached
‘A splendid array of talent’
‘Spellbinding, beautifully told and exquisitely acted’ Morning Star
Access at Northern Stage
There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.
Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.
STEP FREE ACCESS
Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available
There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.
Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.
Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)
One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.
Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here