Self & Other
Friday 15 – Saturday 16 March, 7.45pm
BSL Interpreted, Audio Description, Captioned
Self & Other, directed by Jamie Hale collates monologues from some of the UK’s most exciting disabled writer-performers; the result is an exploration of the human experience that will leave you questioning, connecting and feeling more alive than ever before.
Self & Other reaches unravels the intricate threads that separate one individual from another. for though no man is an island, disabled people know intimately what it is to be unable to be self without the support of another…
The Moon Jellyfish, by Simone Roach performed by Sonera Theo Angel
A captivating, lyrically luscious love letter to the beauty, heritage, and heart of the disabled community.
Fragments, by Ada Eravama
Grace’s influencer lifestyle comes into conflict with the complexities of familial love, asking us what we really value
Bumps, by Dr. Jessi Parrott
Bumps explores the joy and pain of journeys (literal and figurative) towards accepting and embracing your body and brain, when society – and your own mind – tells you that you shouldn’t.
Linda (Constellation), by Tom Ryalls performed by Georgia Burnell
Linda wants to live forever. She knows this isn’t possible but her plan is to tell a joke so good that she is at least remembered forever, but her epileptic seizures are getting in the way of that. She has another seizure in the middle of a set, heads to hospital, and does what she always does to recover – goes star gazing on the roof. But tonight is different, tonight she finally imagines herself as a constellation, and possibly finds a new way to live forever.
Self & Other has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England.
Writers & Performers
Sonera Theo Angel
Vinessa Brant (BSL Perfomer)
Concept, Curation & Dramaturg
Phoebe Shu-Ching Chan
Dave Johnzy Jones
Associate Sound Designer
Creative Caption Designer
Creative Access & BSL Consultant
Audio Description Consultant
Creative Access Support Worker