Promo: Introducing Graeae. Part of our D/deaf and or/disabled theatre project

Graeae is a force for change in world class theatre – breaking down barriers – challenging preconceptions and boldly placing D/deaf and disabled artists centre stage.

Artistically led by Jenny Sealey MBE, Graeae’s signature characteristic is the compelling creative integration of sign language, captioning and audio description, which engages brilliantly with disabled and non-disabled audiences.

Championing accessibility and providing a platform for new generations of artists, Graeae leads the way in pioneering, trail blazing theatre. Graeae won the Promotion of Diversity Award at the TMA Theatre Awards UK 2012.

Graeae Theatre Company. Co production with Nottingham Playhouse and the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. “The Threepenny Opera”.

Recent productions and co-productions include: The House of Bernarda Alba, The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Blood Wedding, The Threepenny Opera, Belonging, Blasted, Our Countries Good and Bent.

Spectacular outdoor productions include The Limbless Knight, Prometheus Awakes and The Iron Man. 2017 saw Graeae returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Cosmic Scallies. A new play by award winning writer Jackie Hagan, co-produced with the Royal Exchange Theatre and they toured with their cult hit musical Reasons To Be Cheerful from September 2017.

East Midlands Theatre fully support Jenny Sealey and her brilliantly diverse and inclusive Graeae company.

So far we have enjoyed reviewing The Threepenny Opera, Blood Wedding, Our Countries Good and Reasons To Be Cheerful. We are thoroughly engaged in reading Reasons To be Graeae the book available below. Click on book image to view and /or purchase.

This post request is brought to you by East Midlands Theatre’s special project to raise awareness of events, practice and training for D/deaf and or /disabled creatives locally and UK countrywide. Please consider supporting this by making small, or even generous, donation by clicking on the banner below.


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