The DH Ensemble (The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble) is a professional Deaf and hearing led theatre company. We use a mix of British Sign Language, Spoken English, creative captions, video projection, movement and soundscapes.
We formed in 2013 and consist of experienced freelance theatre practitioners, led by Jennifer K. Bates, Stephen Collins, Erin Siobhan Hutching and Sophie Stone.
As a company, we have worked with The Royal Shakespeare Studio, Forest Fringe, The Roundhouse, Pulse Festival, Shuffle Festival and LimeWharf. Most recently, we have collaborated with or performed at the Yard Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Northern Stage, Liberty Festival and the Barbican. Our commissions and awards include an outdoor performance for Liberty Festival and being one of two finalists for the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award in 2016.
We believe in breaking down barriers and pre-conceived perceptions. We aim to create innovative performance exploring genuine, truthful interaction. All our work is fully accessible for D/deaf and hearing audiences.
We like laughing.