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  • The Iron Man stands proudly tall.

    The Iron Man free walkabout at Liberty Unbound

    Join The Iron Man on a walk around town. The Iron Man – inspired by Ted Hughes’ children’s book – is the size of a double-decker bus. Don’t miss this rare chance to meet him and hear his story!

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  • Graeae’s Ensemble 2018 presents Hurricane Protest Songs

    Join Graeae’s Ensemble of young theatre makers in Hurricane Protest Songs, a breakthrough new production interweaving spoken word poetry, movement, music and storytelling. Incorporating creative use of British Sign Language, captioning and audio description, it asks: What is our future? How can we change the world? Are we really in control of our own destiny?

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  • A man sits on a bench, whilst the blurry afterimages of other men flit behind him

    This Is Not For You

    This Is Not For You is an epic outdoor performance paying moving tribute to Britain’s wounded war veterans, men and women whose contributions to history often go unnoticed. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch).

    Visit the new TINFY.org website
  • An image showing a hand writing on a yellow notepad, against a lime green background

    Talawa Firsts 2018: A take over by Talawa/Graeae artists

    In a nutshell  A night showcasing the work of a new company of theatre-makers brought together by Talawa and Graeae Go on… A new company of theatre-makers, brought together by Talawa and Graeae over 6 weeks of workshops with some of our leading artists, present excerpts of the work they have made. Followed by post-show […]

    Friday 22 June 7.30pm
  • Image of the Iron Man being operated by an individual.

    The Iron Man – free walkabout

    A sight to behold! Inspired by Ted Hughes’ children’s story, join our legendary Iron Man – the size of a double-decker bus – as he walks around Nottingham City Centre as part of Nottingham Puppet Festival. There will also be free art workshops happening in the Dome in Old Market Square: 12:00- 12:45 Storytelling street walkabout 12:15- […]

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  • The bow of a ship

    Our Country’s Good

    The next fully accessible production from the Ramps on the Moon consortium. Our Country’s Good will be produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company.

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  • A giant puppet with pyrotechnics

    Aruna and the Raging Sun

    In February 2018, Graeae will work in Chennai to deliver one of the largest outdoor spectacle performances the city has ever seen, led entirely by D/deaf and disabled artists, providing a huge cultural platform for the promotion of disability rights.

  • Genevieve Barr & Arthur Hughes lie in bed together.

    #SugarWater screening

    #SugarWater charts the journey of Graeae’s first ever production at the National Theatre in spring 2016 with Jack Thorne’s The Solid Life of Sugar Water, which played a sell-out run in the Temporary Theatre following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a UK tour. This production not only marked the first […]

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  • Young people in Sequins and Snowballs

    Deck the Stalls

    A motley crew of audience members arrive at the theatre. However, something is amiss and, although they think they are in for a treat, hilarity ensures as they realise they have one thing in common… someone has ushered them through the wrong door! Inspired by Graeae’s unique wheelchair dancing troupe, the Rhinestone Rollers, a group […]

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  • Midwich Cuckoos Full Cast Photo

    Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos

    Breaking new ground in audio and Sign Language, Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over new year 2017/18, performed by an inclusive cast of D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled actors including Hermon Berhane, Tyrone Huggins, Cherylee Houston and Alexandra Mathie.  Jenny Sealey and Polly Thomas co-direct this new version, dramatised from John Wyndham’s 1950s sci-fi classic by […]

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  • Cosmic Scallies Press Image

    Cosmic Scallies

    A witty, touching and razor-sharp new play, set in the forgotten town of Skelmersdale, from award-winning writer and comedian Jackie Hagan.

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  • Reasons to be Cheerful, a raucous musical featuring the hits of Ian Dury and the Blockheads

    Reasons to be Cheerful (2017)

    The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical is touring to seven regions across England in autumn 2017.

    Now available for public screenings through Cinegi Arts&Film
  • Image of woman sitting in black on green background

    The House of Bernarda Alba

    Our co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre of Lorca’s masterpiece in February 2017 marked our first time working ‘in the round’. Jenny Sealey directed an all-female cast, led by Kathryn Hunter.

    ★★★★ ‘an extraordinary production’ Times
    ★★★★ ‘breathtaking theatre’ Guardian
    ★★★★ ‘truly accessible to all’ Reviews Hub

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  • The Who's Tommy logo

    The Who’s TOMMY

    Graeae are partnering with theatres across the country to support The Who’s TOMMY, the next production by Ramps on the Moon.

    Tommy education resource pack
  • Photo of 6 performers: 3 on the ground, 3 on sway poles.

    The Garden

    The Garden by Alex Bulmer performed in Brazil during the period of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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  • Image of a man, his head over the pregnant belly of a woman, whilst water pours from above.

    The Solid Life of Sugar Water

    Candid, uninhibited and visceral, this new play from the award winning Jack Thorne is an intimate, tender portrait of loss, hurt and recovery.

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  • Image of man jumping in the air with serveral cast behind him on set of Reasons to be Cheerful

    Reasons to be Cheerful (2010 & 2012)

    Reasons to be Cheerful is a glorious celebration of the music, energy and anarchy of legendary singer-songwriter Ian Dury, also front man of punk band The Blockheads.

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  • Image of two individuals, a male and female, embrancing from behind.

    Blood Wedding

    David Ireland’s radical new take on Lorca’s play re-fuels this classic story with a contemporary twist.

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  • Image of the Iron Man being operated by an individual.

    The Iron Man

    The unexpected arrival of the towering Iron Man casts a shadow of fear across a small farm community.

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  • Image of 5 performers using circus equipment

    Belonging

    This bittersweet aerial production, featuring hoops, trapeze and silks, brings together a group of international artists exploring the idea of belonging and delving into what connects and divides us as people.

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  • Image of woman holding placard saying 'The Threepenny Opera'

    The Threepenny Opera

    Imagine a world where evil goes unpunished, money is corrupt, the law is fickle and lowly souls remain on the poverty line.

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  • Performers on sway poles around metal structure

    The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited

    Films are in black and white or colour. This film is in grey. These are the grey stories that need to be told.

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  • Image of Woman singing

    Signs of a Diva

    Caroline Parker gives a virtuoso performance as Sue and her alter ego Tammy as she takes us on a journey of fame, frocks and false eyelashes battling with true love from Bingley Bridge.

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  • Image of the Queens House surrounded by fireworks

    Prometheus Awakes

    Prometheus Awakes, an exhilarating re-interpretation of the legendary Greek myth against the stunning backdrop of the beautiful seventeenth century Queen’s House in the grounds of the Royal Museums Greenwich.

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  • Image of two cast members kneeling, with large projected face behind.

    Blasted

    Blasted is a shocking, divisive play in which petty cruelty escalates into shattering abuse.

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  • Image of 4 concentration camp prisoners

    Bent

    Germany 1934. Amid awakening fascist terror and persecution of homosexuals, a surprising love story unfolds.

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  • Image of Amit Sharma, David Ellington and Karen Spicer sitting next to eachother on stage

    Diary of an Action Man

    Ezra’s toy action man (who is his imaginary dad) springs to life when no one is looking. In the safety of his bedroom and away from the clutches of his mum, his teachers and his irritating younger sister, Ezra and his secret dad jump from helicopters and swim with man-eating sharks.  Then they embark on […]

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  • Image of Sophie Partridge

    peeling

    peeling explores a new theatrical narrative, integrating audio description and sign language as a natural part of the characters’ personal and highly resonant stories.

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