A Graeae production in association with Soho Theatre and Theatr Iolo. Developed with The Incubator at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath.

Written by Mike Kenny and Jenny Sealey.


‘It starts with a secret. It’s a real secret and I had to keep it for a long time.’


Self-Raising is a true life story about growing up Deaf in a family with a secret. Award-winning Artistic Director of Graeae, Jenny Sealey has spent a lifetime championing stories by Deaf and disabled artists. In Self-Raising she takes to the stage to tell her own… Blisteringly honest, always reflective, and often laugh-out-loud funny, this one-woman show promises to break your heart and put it back together again.

All performances will creatively integrate BSL, AD and Captions.

Running time: 60 minutes

Age guidance: 14+

Trigger warnings: This show contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, including a reference to sexual abuse, strong language and audience interaction.

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