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.
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.