Our major project for autumn 2018, touring across Scotland, is a play inspired by a graphic novel: The Arrival by Shaun Tan.
The Arrival is the story of a man who makes a journey to start a new life in another country. He soon finds himself in a city of bewildering customs, peculiar animals and weird vegetables. He doesn’t speak the language; he can’t read the maps or signs. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own story: stories from our past and present, stories of survival and hope.
We will showcase the talents of deaf actors, and explore the creative possibilities of working in both English and British Sign Language (BSL) alongside visual and physical storytelling, music and puppetry. We want to tell this story in a way that works for both deaf and hearing audiences, including those with English as an Additional Language. Aimed at young people and adults, it’s suitable for anyone 11 and over. The show will be playful, comic and poignant. It’s a wildly imaginative and timely story, told in its own unique way.
FULL TOUR DATES COMING SOON!