22 June 2016

Deafinitely Theatre at City Lit Deaf Day
by Deafinitely Theatre

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This years Deaf Day looks set to be the best year yet. As always, Deafinitely Theatre will be there with our stall. Come and say hello and find out what we are up to. We will also give two presentations as part of the program:

12.00 - 12.30 Artistic Director Paula Garfield talks about the work of Deafinitely Theatre.

2.45pm - 3.15pm Youth Coordinator Charly Arrowsmith and Youth Member William Grint talk about Deafinitely Youth and how you can be involved.

14 June 2016

TwentyFortySeven - Rehearsed Reading
by Deafinitely Theatre

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TwentyFortySeven, received its first public performance this month. Written originally as a short play for the Creative Hub Writers' Programme, author Lianne Herbert extended the piece into a full-length play. The four characters were professionally cast, and under the direction of Charlotte Westenra, performed the piece as a rehearsed reading. Lianne found the reading incredibly useful and is already using the experience to write another draft of the play.

Lianne wrote about her experience for The Limping Chicken which can be read here.

Synopsis: It’s the year 2047 and a Deaf Government are in power in the UK. The only means of communication allowed is British Sign Language. In a grand mansion overlooking Regent’s Park, Dan and Ruth talk following their one-night stand the evening before. When he reveals he doesn’t know BSL, she has to decide whether to report him to the authorities. But the choice isn’t Ruth’s alone once her younger and volatile brother returns to the house... What is the true price of talk? Can it cost you your life?

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