“Of course, you shouldn’t use ‘sign language’.”
Inspired by real events, this personal story isabout parents, about siblings and about the complex love that binds families together. Using a mix of video projections, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, People of the Eye 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 and Northern Stage, always striving to create innovative, meaningful work, made for and accessible to deaf and hearing audiences. Writer/performer Erin Siobhan Hutching based People of the Eye on her own family's experiences when her sister was diagnosed as profoundly deaf.
"An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre. A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle...something very special indeed." A Younger Theatre publication
"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)