A Graeae production in association with Soho Theatre and Theatr Iolo. Developed with The Incubator at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath.
After a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer, we are now taking Self-Raising on a national tour.
Written by Mike Kenny and Jenny Sealey. Directed by Lee Lyford.
‘It starts with a secret, but this one’s different, this one’s mine.’
Award winning Artistic Director of Graeae, Jenny Sealey has spent a lifetime championing stories by Deaf and disabled artists. Now she takes to the stage to tell her own story. Unravelling the past and facing the future, Self-Raising is a blisteringly honest, laugh-out-loud one-woman show about growing up deaf in a family with secrets.
All performances creatively integrate BSL, AD and Captions.
Jenny says: “It is a huge privilege to perform on stage after years of being the director. I am nervous and excited. Thank you to Graeae, Theatr Iolo and Soho Theatre for this opportunity to take the audience on a journey through my story, which is one many can relate to”
6 – 17 February Soho Theatre, London
20 – 21 February Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
22 – 23 February, Liverpool Everyman
29 February – 1 March, Derby Theatre
4 – 5 March Live Theatre, Newcastle
7 – 9 March Mercury Theatre, Colchester
12 – 13 March Warwick Arts Centre
14 March, Nottingham Playhouse
19 – 20 March Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
22 – 23 March, Leeds Playhouse
Age guidance: 14+
The show contains potentially distressing themes, including a reference to abuse, strong language and audience interaction.