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The Birthday of the Infanta 2015

The Birthday of the Infanta 2015

18/07/2015 2pm & 6pm

IYAF, Kingston Upon Thames

Deaf Youth Theatre are taking their production of The Birthday of the Infanta to the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston Upon Thames, London in July.

Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s bittersweet short story and performed in Deaf Youth Theatre’s own unique storytelling style, The Birthday of the Infanta captures a transitional moment of choice when the heart could melt or freeze.

It was the birthday of the Infanta. She was coming of age, falling in love and recognising her own vulnerability and prejudices. What happens when you judge and are judged? This is a beautifully moving exploration of the power of communication, class and the prejudice of difference.

Drawing on the passion and rhythms of Spain, combined with live music and shadow puppetry, Solar Bear's DYT takes you on a visual and musical journey through the constraints of social hierarchies, a moment of awakening and the courage needed to change.

Cast: members of the Deaf Youth Theatre

Director: Gerry Ramage

Music: Ian Bustard

Design: Rachel MacAllan

Saturday 18 July at 2pm & 6pm (running time 1hr 10 mins)

Tickets: £5 plus £1.60 booking fee

ACT Main House

Kingston Upon Thames

Click here to book tickets

Click the link below for more information on the International Youth Arts Festival

International Youth Arts Festival

Review for The Birthday of the Infanta at IYAF, Kingston July 2015

"The authenticity of young actors and stirring sounds created a truly charming, magical and beautiful atmosphere."

"We think that sign language is not only a great language but it is art in motion as it takes meaning and visual form."

Link to the full review from Lingoing






Watch the trailer for the 2013 production.


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