Through creative accessibility this unique performance explores the joy in difference.
“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 siblings, 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.
The DH Ensemble was set up in 2013 by professional Deaf and hearing artists. The company has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Studio, the Barbican, Northern Stage and Forest Fringe, and strives to create innovative, meaningful performance which is always made for and accessible to both Deaf and hearing audiences.
Writer/performer Erin Siobhan Hutching, originally from New Zealand, based the play on her own family's experiences when her sister was diagnosed as profoundly deaf. Directed by Jennifer K. Bates (Dundee Rep) and created with Sophie Stone (Doctor Who) and Emily Howlett (Inside Number 9) who share the role of Erin's sister.
"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 (5 Stars)