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Measuring Up

A black and white photo of two women sat on the floor across from each other. Their knees are bent, arms outstretched and they are holding hands.

What counts as success for a blind person? What is a reasonable time line for that success? What happens if you don’t reach the goals you set yourself? What should you do next?

Measuring Up uses spoken monologue and movement to explore how we measure expectations, both the ones that we place on ourselves and the ones that are forced upon us by others.

Featuring two performers the piece is an experiment in inclusive theatre practice which explores new and innovative ways of integrating sign language interpretation and audio description aesthetically into a piece of theatre.

Originally developed as a DaDaFest 300 Short commission at The Bluecoat and performed as part The Unity Theatre’s Scratch Night back in March, Measuring Up has this year gone through an intensive period of research and development with the Everyman Theatre’s Matt Rutter as Director.

Written by Mandy Redvers-Rowe, starring Mandy Redvers-Rowe and Stephanie Aindow, directed by Matt Rutter, produced by Harriet Warnock. With thanks to DaDaFest and the Everyman Theatre for their continued support.    

BSL and Audio Description is integrated into the performance. 

Age 14+ (recommended)

Running time 40 minutes

Funded by Arts Council England.

Photo Credit: Phil Daley

 

Performance Times

5-11 Hope Street
L1 9BH
Merseyside
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 709 4776
 
 
 
 
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