The DH Ensemble present People of the Eye, touring



People of the Eye production shot

“Of course, you shouldn’t use ‘sign language’.”

Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through unfamiliar territory to discover their own voice. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together.

Using a mix of video projections, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, this unique performance is about memories, feelings of isolation, and finding the joy in difference.

This is a provocative piece that examines the realities of the people affected by deafness, and celebrates the beauty of sign language and Deaf culture while not shying away from the complex idea of culture verses disability.

“An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre. A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle…something very special indeed.” A Younger Theatre

“An extraordinary and visceral piece such as this from The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is the kind that leaves a mark.” Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★★

“The love between the two characters is palpable and you leave the piece warmed by it while questioning why society is so fussed about difference.” Huffington Post

Autumn 2017 UK Tour:

8.30pm, 17th October – 19th October, Battersea Arts Centre, London, SW11 5TN, £12.50/ £10
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8pm, Saturday 11th November, Wiveliscombe Community Centre, Somerset, TA4 2JP, £8.80
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7.30pm, Thursday 16th November, The Seagull, Lowestoft, NR33 0JH, £7 / £4
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7.30pm, Saturday 18th November, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, LE1 7HA £10 / £8
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7.30pm, Monday 20th November, Stamford Arts Centre, PE9 2DL, £10 / £8
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7.30pm, Friday 24th November, Old Fire Station, Oxford, OX1 2AQ, £12 / £8
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Written by Erin Siobhan Hutching
Performed by Erin Siobhan Hutching & Hermon Berhane
Directed by Jennifer K. Bates

Created with Sophie Stone and Emily Howlett (Devisers/Performers)

BSL interpretation, hearing loop, wheelchair accessible (not BAC)


London, Somerset, Lowestoft, Leicester, Stamford, Oxford