- Are you Deaf or disabled, and/or a member of the black community?
- Would you like to be involved in the latest Graeae/Theatre Royal Plymouth UK tour in a voluntary capacity
- If yes, then please read on!
About One Under
One Under is the latest collaboration between the award-winning team of director Amit Sharma, and producing companies Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth, who last worked together on the award-winning, sell out production of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Jack Thorne.
A gripping and evocative play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement, playwright Winsome Pinnock (who won the Alfred Fagon award in 2018 for Rockets and Blue Lights) explores the fragility of human relationships in One Under. The play was first produced by The Tricycle in 2005 (since renamed the Kiln Theatre) but Winsome has significantly re-written the play for this new production, to catapult it into 2019.
When a young man jumps in front of a train Cyrus is driving, the mysterious circumstances prompt him to search for answers. In pursuing the truth of Sonny’s final hours, Cyrus is led to laundrette worker Christine, as the past begins to catch up with people whose lives are changed forever.
Graeae are world-renowned for placing Deaf and disabled artists centre-stage. All performances of One Under will feature creative captioning and audio description.
One Under is presented in association with Curve, and commissioned by Ramps on the Moon.
The production is touring to:
Theatre Royal Plymouth (17-26 Oct)
Curve Leicester (29-30 Oct)
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (31 Oct & 1 Nov)
Leeds Playhouse (5-9 Nov)
Live Theatre, Newcastle (12 & 13 Nov)
Unity Theatre, Liverpool (14 & 15 Nov)
Birmingham Rep (19 – 23 Nov)
Salisbury Playhouse (27 – 30 Nov)
Arcola Theatre London (10 – 21 Dec)
For booking information for all above venues, please visit https://graeae.org/our-work/one-under/
We are looking for two volunteer ambassadors in each town the production is touring to – one who is Deaf or disabled, and one member of the black community – with the purpose of helping to communicate details of the show and it’s accessibility features, to their peers, groups and networks.
We are looking for people who are active members of their local community, and have connections with groups, networks and venues where they can help to spread the word, and encourage people to come and see the show.
If you are already engaged with the theatre in another capacity, then all the better!
Although this is a voluntary position, we are happy to provide a complimentary ticket to see the production in your town.
Duties for Ambassadors
We would like you to help reach Deaf and disabled people in each community, as well as members of the black community, by:
- Helping to display/distribute print in appropriate centres and venues within the local community known to or researched by the ambassador
- Helping to organise group parties
- Talking to local groups/clubs
- Communicating to groups electronically (by email and social media)
Why should people come and see the show?
- The show is a captivating thriller, which will engage audience members from start to finish
- Winsome is a black writer, and writes about the lives of black characters
- All performances feature creative use of audio description and captioning. These will be integrated into the creative aesthetic of the show, rather than being ‘tagged on’
- The show is performed by an inclusive cast, including professional Deaf and disabled artists.
- Tactile materials will be available before the show, so that a blind/visually impaired audience can get a feel for the show (literally!) before watching
- An audio introduction will be available via headsets 15 minutes before the performance starts and available on Graeae’s website
- The venues we are visiting are all fully accessible
- Guide dogs are very welcome
- Easy read, large print and Braille versions of publicity/programmes are available on request, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and will be available Front of House before the show
Resources we can provide:
We are able to provide all of the below:
- Show publicity (posters and flyers)
- An audio version of the flyer for blind/visually impaired audiences
- Targeted e-flyers with the audio flyer, and the BSL video flyer
- Access essentials guide, available to download here.
- The production trailer
- Promotional and rehearsal photos
- Information in accessible formats including large print, Braille and easy read
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in getting involved, please email email@example.com