Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶

Ad Infinitum
, New Writing
Saturday 20 July 2019
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"Ad Infinitum is different. It is a theatre company that refuses to be put in a box”
Lyn Gardner, The Stage
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“One of contemporary theatre’s vital organs”
Time Out

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2019

Saturday 20 July, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Garden Stage
Work In Progress

Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ is a bilingual performance in English and BSL.

Helen, Alan, and Graham are told from birth that they are impaired, and need to be fixed in order to fit in.

As they grow older and begin to question the world around them, the past opens up and together they trace their history back to a pivotal moment in 19th Century Milan. Here they discover the roots of a dangerous ideology about Deafness, which changed the way the world saw them for over a century.

Follow these coming of age stories as they unfold and ultimately unite in a struggle against violence, ignorance and oppression.

Ad Infinitum combine the company’s signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of British Sign Language in a brand-new show and unmissable feast for the senses. Extraordinary Wall of Silence will facilitate an encounter between Deaf and hearing communities to expose the barrier that has stood between them for far too long.

Co-Commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic, HOME, Newbury Corn Exchange, In Good Company and in association with Salisbury Playhouse, supported by The North Wall. Made possible through funding from Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.

Accessible Performances

This performance will be Captioned and contains British Sign Language.

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Devised by The Company

Directed by George Mann