Rinkoo Barpaga is directing a week of R & D, transforming his film script called Bubble and Butch into cinematic theatre, merging film and drama.
With generous support from Birmingham REP and with his Unlimited R & D Commission, Rinkoo is expanding his creative force into theatre making and really enjoying the opportunity of directing actors and understanding how to make theatre with the input and support of Daniel Bailey from Birmingham REP.



Bubble & Butch by Rinkoo Barpaga

The bullying and discrimination stops when Bubble is asked to look after a mean-looking dog called Butch. Acting like a superhero at every encounter in the hearing world, Butch transforms Bubble’s life for the better. In a highly visual style – a fusion of film and live performance utilising British Urban Sign Language – Rinkoo Barpaga reveals through Bubble and Butch the creativity and vulnerability of young, diverse Deaf people tackling double discrimination and isolation in the hearing & Deaf world.