Forbidden Identity explores the personal struggle of a Deaf child growing up in a hearing world; denied access to British Sign Language and a Deaf community.

Using street dance, tutting, mime, and sign language, Billy Read collaborated with Deaf dancers Ariel Fung and Ben Randall to create the piece, with narrative support and mentorship from Deaf Theatre maker, Brian Duffy and directed by Johnny Autin (Autin Dance Theatre).

Forbidden Identity Tour Dates: 2022

30th April 2022
Bite Size Festival

11th June 2022
Deaf Culture Centre, Birmingham

2nd July 2022
Birmingham International Dance Festival

24th July 2022
Nozstock The Hidden Valley Festival
2PM and 5PM

29th July 2022
Castle Vale Live Site
1PM and 3PM

30th July 2022
Sense Touchbase Pears Live Site

6th August 2022
Millfield Festival
1:30PM and 4PM

14th August 2022
Art in the Park

3rd September 2022
The Full Shebang, Mansfield Town Centre

17th & 18th September 2022
Out There Arts

Forbidden Identity is available for bookings in August, September and October 2022. For further information please email Annalise Cowan via the contact form below.