Artistic Director Matthew Gurney is a profoundly Deaf actor, writer, and filmmaker. Inspired by Ken Kesey’s celebrated novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Gurney’s imagines deaf patients in a mental institution suffering under a ‘dictator’ nurse. The story will follow the arrival on the ward of the mental hospital of a rebel deaf patient. It’s a metaphor for deaf oppression and will give hearing audiences an understanding of the silent world. The acting team include the amazing Ramesh Meyyappan, who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. In November 2021 there will be an opportunity to watch the first stage of research and development at The Birmingham REP during the BEDLAM festival. The project is funded by Arts Council England and supported by The North Wall Arts Centre. All performances have Integrated British Sign Language interpretation. — supported by Arts Council England.
Performance at Bedlam Festival on Tuesday 16th November at The Birmingham REP, tickets via venue box office.
If you are a community venue, NHS services or private companies supporting wellbeing and mental health. You can book the performance to visit your venue on 16,17,18,19 November 21
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Picture courtesy of Theatre Ad Infinitum