Witty, fantasy, escape
Longtime Ad Infinitum collaborator Matthew Gurney brings us a dark, acerbic and witty dystopian vision of a world in which the roles are reversed – where hearing people are a minority. Playing all the characters and experimenting with the theatrical in film, Matthew’s work draws on the Silent Movie genre and probes at a disturbing history that’s much closer to home than many realise.
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £10 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.
We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to Ad Infinitum’s response fund to allow them to continue to support future artists and commissions.
Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About Matty Gurney
Born and bred in Oxford, Matty joined Ad Infinitum’s Light as Cyrus Dearden in the early 2010s. He has been collaborating with the Ad Infinitum team ever since! Matty won Best Actor award at Deaffest 2017 for his role in Small World (Deaf Sitcom) as Mitch The Plumber; he is an actor and director, known for Love’s Labour’s Lost: Performed at The Globe in Deafinitely Theatre’s British Sign Language production (2012), he wrote and directed his debut film, Me and My Wacky Doctor: On Our First Appointment! (2010) and performs in Switch (2001) The Fingerspellers (2010), Deaf Beat (2011) and has been working in TV / Theatre for several years since the early 2000s.
About Ad Infinitum
Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning international theatre company founded in 2007 and is led by Co-Artistic Directors, Nir Paldi and George Mann. Their mission is to challenge, move & provoke global audiences by telling stories of those who are marginalised through ethnicity, socio-economic disadvantage, sexuality, gender, disabling barriers, age & mental health, & igniting passionate debate about socio-political injustice.
Ad Infinitum were recently seen at HOME with ‘Extraordinary Wall of Silence’
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