If you haven’t heard of Deafinitely Theatre, you should have done. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, this ground-breaking bilingual company which uses British Sign Language and spoken English has pulled off some remarkable theatrical coups including a terrific Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe and searing revivals of both George Brant’s Grounded and Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis. This latest production, written and directed by artistic director Paula Garfield, is based on interviews with deaf women who have survived domestic abuse.
‘We are warriors. We are survivors. If you need our help, let us know.' Gathering up true stories of deaf women’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 pulsatingly urgent world premiere from multi-award-winners Deafinitely Theatre (4.48 Psychosis, Contractions), combining BSL 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. Age Recommendation: 16+ The play explores issues of domestic abuse and mental health, and contains strong language. Between January - June 2022, New Diorama are offering free slices of pizza to every audience member post-show - in partnership with Domino's Camden. Visit the New Diorama website for more details.