Teach me the language of your hands.
Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.
This powerful new play from the acclaimed writer Charlotte Jones is a spellbinding exploration of the timeless challenges of bringing the truth to light.
Charlotte Jones’s multi award-winning play Humble Boy transferred to the West End and Broadway following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. Her other work includes The Lightning Play at the Almeida Theatre, The Dark at the Donmar Warehouse and Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis (UK tour).
Lydia Leonard was most recently seen in Oslo at the National Theatre and the West End. She was Tony Award-nominated for her role as Anne Boleyn in the RSC’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies; her screen credits include Virginia Woolf in Life in Squares.
Gerald Kyd’s many National Theatre credits include Three Winters, Children of the Sun and The Cherry Orchard; Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre and Trigorin in The Seagull for the RSC. Television includes Casualty and Humans.
Jean St Clair recently won Best Actress for the second time at Clin d’Oeil, the major French Deaf Film festival, for Signs of an Affair which she also wrote. Her theatre credits include Let Me Play The Lion Too (Told by an Idiot/Barbican), The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon) and Children of a Lesser God (West End/national tour).
Director Natalie Abrahami makes her debut at Chichester; her recent productions include Queen Anne (RSC/West End) and Happy Days (Young Vic). She was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007 – 2012, and Associate Director at the Young Vic.
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