‘We are warriors. We are survivors. If you need our help, let us know.'
Four women come together to perform a ritual of community and catharsis.
Gathering up true stories of deaf women’s experiences of surviving abuse, they form a witches’ coven like no other – with a cauldron of newt’s eyes and butterflies, deep scars and blazing signs.
A visually-rich, playful and pulsatingly urgent world premiere from multi-award-winners Deafinitely Theatre (4.48 Psychosis, Contractions), combining BSL and English in the company’s unique bilingual style.
Drawing on interviews with women exploring domestic abuse in the deaf community, this is a defiant and empowering new work from nationally-acclaimed director Paula Garfield, marking the company’s 20th anniversary.
Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre.
Content: The play explores issues of domestic abuse and mental health, and contains strong language. Age guidance: 16+.
Quotes & Reviews
'Paula Garfield’s powerful production... heartfelt.'
★★★★ The Guardian on 4.48 Psychosis
★★★★ The Times on Contractions
About Deafinitely Theatre
Led by Artistic Director Paula Garfield, Deafinitely Theatre is the UK’s first deaf-launched and led theatre company, staging productions for deaf and hearing audiences that combine the visual storytelling of British Sign Language with the immediacy of spoken English.
Over the past 20 years, the company’s shows have been seen at theatres including the Gate Theatre, Soho Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. Its most recent productions at New Diorama include a sold-out run of 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane and the award-winning Contractions by Mike Bartlett, winner of the 2018 Off West End Award for Best Production.
Between January - June 2022, New Diorama are offering free slices of pizza to every audience member post-show - in partnership with Domino's Camden.
All pizzas will be veggie, with vegan and GF options available. Ask at box office if you have any special requirements or allergies.