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  • Self-Raising

    Self-Raising is a true life story about growing up Deaf in a family with a secret.

    Thank you to the team, Soho Theatre and Theatr Iolo for an amazing run at Edinburgh Fringe.
  • A black and white photo of two people riding two horses on the beach with construction/factory work in the background

    The Chatterleys

    The Chatterleys is a vibrant new version of a well- known scandalous novel, a reinterpretation that gets back to the essence of Lawrence’s original – a marriage adapting to one person becoming disabled and the quest to become parents. It is the latest collaboration between award winning audio indie, Naked Productions and Graeae. Following in […]

    Broadcast on BBC Radio 4
  • Teal background with text that reads the festival of rights work saturday 25 february rich mix 4pm start

    The Festival of Rights: work in progress

    Graeae Young Company presents The Festival of Rights On Saturday 25 February at Rich Mix, Graeae Young Company performed and devised a one-hour performance to raise the roof on human rights. The performance was BSL interpreted, with creative use of audio description in the script. Watch our short film Love & Justice by the Young […]

    “Our stories and our experiences come together to celebrate choice, power and joy. It’s our festival of rights.”
  • Three columns with an image of The Paradis Files, Kerbs and 10 Nights

    Graeae’s Film Festival

    To mark the beginning of Disability History Month, we released THREE of our recent stage productions available to watch online from 16 – 30 November. Audiences could stream the online premiere of our groundbreaking, UK Theatre Award winning chamber opera, The Paradis Files alongside Olivier award nominated 10 Nights and Michael Southan’s Kerbs. Take a […]

  • The profile of a black woman's face is shown inside a wicker, woven O. The background of the image is made up of swirling, watercolour oranges and browns.

    This Woven O

      Part sculptural installation, part theatre arena, enter a magical circular sanctuary, woven entirely from willow. Disabled artist Oliver Macdonald’s exquisite artwork becomes the setting for Tales from The Woven O, a specially commissioned programme of accessible theatre and storytelling created and devised by Graeae’s Associate Artists. Discover the transformative power of nature in a unique feast for the senses […]

    Fri 2 - Sun 4 Sept 2022
  • An animated graphic which shows three female characters standing in front of flatpack boxes. One is a wheelchair user with long black hair, one is black with wavy dark hair, and one has a bald head, and holds a set of keys.

    Night of the Living Flatpacks

    A new series of five, 15 minute audio dramas, from Graeae and Naked Productions

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  • Kerbs poster - A bright blue background with 2 young people, one female wheelchair user and one male wheelchair user sitting in a bar while the male holds a phone in the air to take a selfie. They both pose for the picture


    Lucy and David are young and in love. They are desperate for some alone time. The perfect spot? A caravan holiday park, of course. But can this dirty weekend away go to plan?

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  • Bartholomew Abominations

    Graeae and Naked Productions present Bartholomew Abominations by Paul Sirett. A cutting edge new version of Jonson’s famous drama, brought to vibrant modern life in a comic and biting political commentary about modern British identity.
    Broadcast: Saturday 7 November at 3pm on BBC Radio 4.

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  • Signal Fires

    As part of the nationwide SIGNAL FIRES festival, Graeae is creating a virtual bonfire night experience and sending out ‘bonfire night kits’ to families across the UK, helping to ensure everyone can participate in and enjoy a traditional autumn experience.

  • A graphic showing a woman in renaissance costume, against a teal background. Text next to her reads The Paradis Files

    The Paradis Files

    Graeae and The Stables are bringing to life the untold story of an extraordinary woman.

    A groundbreaking new chamber opera
  • A young Asian man with black curly hair and short facial hair smiling, sits on an ornate red and white rug, looking off to one side, to something in his distance. He wears a topi hat, a beige open cardigan and white t-shirt underneath. A white curtain hangs behind him.

    10 Nights

    A moving and funny new play by Shahid Iqbal Khan and directed by Kash Arshad, 10 Nights is the story of one man’s journey of self-discovery, and facing the consequences of your actions.

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  • A photo of Genevive Barr, Lara Steward and Alexandra James, all standing against a brick wall looking straight to camera.

    Three Sisters Rewired

    Following acclaimed new interpretations of Little Dorrit and The Midwich Cuckoos, Graeae and Naked Productions join forces once again to present a radical reworking of Anton Chekhov’s classic Three Sisters for BBC Radio 4, written and directed by Jenny Sealey and Polly Thomas.

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  • The Iron Man Libraries Tour

    This new adaptation by award-winning writer Paul Sirett is brought to magical and compelling life by Graeae; created specifically for school audiences, performed in local library settings.

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  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    This bold, brutal and beautiful new version of Oliver Twist sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, every performance of Oliver Twist will feature the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.

    The tour of Oliver Twist has been postponed.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    In tribute to Notre Dame, following the tragic fire on 15 April, BBC Radio 4 will be re-broadcasting Jack Thorne and Alex Bulmer’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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  • And Others

    We are delighted to present And Others to Rose Bruford College who will be performing as part of their 2019 Symposium. And Others brings to life the voices of women who fought for suffrage but whose stories have been lost to history. Weaved together with the voices of D/deaf and disabled women living today, And Others celebrates the achievements of […]

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  • One Under by Winsome Pinnock

    One Under

    An evocative play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement from, award-winning playwright Winsome Pinnock, directed by Amit Sharma (The Solid Life of Sugar Water). Touring nationally in autumn 2019.

  • Blasted by Sarah Kane

    Sarah Kane’s first full-length play, Blasted is a brutal vision of a war-torn society viewed through an intimate and heightened series of violent acts, which shocked critics on its premiere in 1995.

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  • Amy Dorrit

    Graeae and NPL join forces once again to present a radical new imagining of Charles’ Dickens classic Little Dorrit for BBC Radio 4, dramatized by April de Angelis and Nicola Werenowska.

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  • Graeae’s The Rollettes Christmas show

    The Rollettes performed at the newly restored Alexandra Palace Theatre as part of Horrible Christmas from the acclaimed Birmingham Stage Company in December 2018.

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  • Courage Everywhere. A graphic shows a green and purple vote cross, made up as a collage of womens faces.

    Courage Everywhere: And Others

    To mark the 100th anniversary of (some) women in the UK gaining the right to vote, the National Theatre is marking this historic moment through a series of rehearsed readings, talks and screenings. A new play developed in collaboration with the National Theatre, And Others brings to life the voices and stories of women who […]

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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

    Graeae’s Ensemble 2018 – Hurricane Protest Songs

    In 2018, Graeae’s Ensemble of young theatre makers performed Hurricane Protest Songs, a breakthrough new production interweaving spoken word poetry, movement, music and storytelling.

    Ensemble 2019 campaign
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    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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  • 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).

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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
  • Young people in Sequins and Snowballs

    Deck the Stalls

    In 2016, Graeae’s unique wheelchair dancing troupe, the Rhinestone Rollers, a group of young artists rolled out their own show.

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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 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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  • Image of 4 concentration camp prisoners


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

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


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

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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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  • 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 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 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 5 performers using circus equipment


    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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  • 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 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 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 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

    Creative learning opportunities