If any theatre related book is worth reading from cover to cover and back again it has to be this one: Reasons To Be Graeae: A Work In Progress by Jenny Sealey.
As a reviewer I have followed and adored the work of Jenny Sealey and this fabulous company and reviewed their imaginative and inclusive theatre with great admiration and anticipation since I first saw them do A Threepenny Opera at Nottingham Playhouse.
Since then East Midlands Theatre has endeavoured to help publicise their work and review whenever chances came along.
Changing perspectives of disability on stage.
This is not a safe space by Jackie Hagan
Reasons To Be Cheerful review.
The Government Inspector review
As the book’s promoters say:
Graeae has been a force for change in world-class theatre since it was founded in 1980, placing D/deaf and disabled actors centre stage and challenging preconceptions.
A work in progress contains the full script of Reasons to be Cheerful, a brief history of the company, analysis and extracts from their previous shows, memories of Graeae from previous collaborators, including Jack Thorne, Jo Clifford, Kaite O’Reilly and Jonathan Meth, and a host of images.
Order yourself a copy today and be enriched: Click on image to order.
Kindle version available through the Amazon link too.