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People of The Eye (2016/2017 Tour)

Presented by the Deaf & Hearing Ensemble with Erin Sibhan Hutching, who stars alongside Emily Howlett and Sophie Stone, 'People of the Eye' is inspired by real events. This poignant new performance uses projections, sound, live performance and creative accessibility (BSL, spoken English and captioning) to tell the story of a family navigating their way through the Deaf world, focusing on memories, feelings of isolation and how we find the joy in difference.

People of the Eye tells the story of writer Erin Siobhan Hutching’s family, who had never met a deaf person before when her sister was diagnosed in 1983. Struggling to get a diagnosis from dubious doctors and then receiving conflicting advice from experts about whether to use sign language, the family had to find their own way through the Deaf world. Erin also drew on the experiences of others in the international Deaf community, particularly other Ensemble members, when writing the show.

The production is made accessible through the use of British Sign Language, spoken English and creative captioning.

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Last updated 15th July 2016