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People Of The Eye; Play About Deafness Using British Sign Language (BSL)

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, sisters and the complex love that binds families together. 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. Using a mix of video projection, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, this unique performance is about memories, feelings of isolation, and finding the joy in difference.

Accessible to D/deaf, hearing and hard of hearing audiences through the use of British Sign Language, Spoken English and Creative Captioning.

They have had particularly positive responses from deaf and disabled people and their families.



  • 7.30pm | Friday 23rd March | Harlow Playhouse BOOK NOW

  • 8pm | Monday 26th March | Arlington Arts, Newbury BOOK NOW

  • 7.30pm | Saturday 7th April | Nottingham Playhouse BOOK NOW

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They had great reviews of the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and a UK tour last year.

'A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle. Very special indeed.'

A Younger Theatre

'Extraordinary and visceral. 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

★★★★★ "Extraordinary" performance for #Deaf and #hearing audiences using BSL & creative captions


Running time: 60 mins Age recommendation: 12+ or accompanied by an adult - minor use of offensive language


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