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A Bit Of A Do: Hero & Leander, Within Sight

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Drunken Chorus bring to us A Bit Of A Do 2021, a two-weekend-long festival celebrating inclusivity and accessibility!

Events on Saturday 27th include:

Jack Dean & Company: Hero & Leander

Saturday 27th November 6pm – 7pm

Sing, dance and cry with us in this bittersweet outdoor gig theatre show. Six multi-instrumentalists tell an epic seaside tale through songs encompassing folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music. A story of bad rulers, worse weather, and how we keep going when everything is flipping terrible.

Two towns, one rich and one poor, stand separated by a narrow strip of ocean. When the borders close and ships stop sailing between them, two lovers are left stranded on either side. Unphased, Leander takes to swimming across the channel to meet Hero, guided by the light of the lighthouse where she lives. But the jealous and vengeful Hephaestus, carrying an ancient grudge, plots to separate them with a flood like neither town has ever seen.

We all know this will probably end badly. But just maybe, this time, it will turn out different…

The live performance includes British Sign Language interpretation.

The pre-recorded version includes captions.

This is a live performance event at Stanley Arts (see Festival Information for directions), but you can also book for the online pre-recorded version to watch at home. Select DIGITAL (Pre-recorded) ticket at checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Renton: Within Sight

Saturday 27th November 8pm – 9pm

Our protagonist is ‘an inspiration’, ‘so brave’, and tired of hearing about it. Still reeling from the news that she narrowly missed out on making the GB Paralympics team, she  goes out for a run to clear her head. She contemplates what the future holds for her in a society so hostile towards the disabled, now that she’s failed to live up to its incessant expectation of being an inspiration.

Within Sight is poet Ellen Renton’s debut solo show. Based on her experience of living with albinism, Renton’s soft-spoken but hard hitting poetry dismantles ableism, inspiration porn, and the myth of the Paralympics. This multimedia piece uses film to give non-disabled audience members a sense of what it’s like to navigate the world with impaired vision.

The show is currently touring accessible venues in Scotland, and the film of the show has been presented at the Unlimited Festival at the Southbank Centre and the digital Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe programme 2021.

The live performance includes British Sign Language interpretation, as well as captions.

The pre-recorded version includes captions.

A pre-recorded version is also available with British Sign Language (select ‘BSL DIGITAL TICKET’ when booking)

This is a live performance event at Stanley Arts (see Festival Information for directions), but you can also book for the online pre-recorded version to watch at home. Select DIGITAL (Pre-recorded) ticket at checkout.

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