Talking Bodies

Talking Bodies is a collection of seven short films inspired by Alan Bennett’s classic Talking Heads series.

The series has been brought up to date by Hot Coals productions, making it relevant to today’s rich and diverse society by shining a spotlight on those who are often sidelined.

This project will tell the surprising, shocking, sad and funny stories of the Deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse through a series of seven Talking Heads style monologues.

You can watch the first two films, We Care and Indefinitely, through our digital streaming platform, Homescreen.

Hot Coals return to Homescreen following the success of their multi-award winning film My Darling Christopher, which featured as part of our Homemakers project during the 2020 lockdown.

Their mission as filmmakers, similar to that as their role as theatre-makers, is to create beautifully crafted films, which are accessible to Deaf and hearing audiences and push the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.

Keep up to date with Talking Bodies and other projects on the Hot Coals website.


Please be advised that Talking Bodies explores sensitive material around suicide and sexual assault.

  • Both films are available to watch online via Homescreen, our digital streaming service
  • To buy, click on each film and select ‘Mon 17 Jul’ – you’ll then be able to watch this film until Mon 17 Jul
  • Tickets are available on a Pay What You Decide basis, we suggest £5
  • A portion of all online ticket sales will go directly to the artists

Both films are fully subtitled

Previously in this season


Watch Online: A scathing and painful look at the benefit system for the disabled in the UK

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We Care

Watch Online: This beautiful and funny piece takes a dark turn with devastating consequences

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