Deafinitely Theatre, Birmingham Rep and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents

The Promise

By Paula Garfield and Melissa Mostyn

Rita is really confused.

She can’t understand why the deaf education system she’s tirelessly championed throughout her teaching career is getting worse and worse, or why there is only one care home in the whole of England that looks after people in her language. On the Isle of Wight.

She’s also confused about where her family is, and why she can’t remember where the milk goes…

This striking world première from the nationally acclaimed British theatre company Deafinitely Theatre (The Vagina Monologues, Everyday and 4.48 Psychosis) is inspired by the extraordinary experiences of deaf people living with dementia.

Written by Paula Garfield and Melissa Mostyn, The Promise is directed by Paula Garfield in the company’s renowned highly visual style combining British Sign Language and English.

In association with Manchester British Sign Language Festival 2024.

BSL Video

Photo by Becky Bailey
Photo by Becky Bailey
Photo by Becky Bailey
Photo by Becky Bailey
Photo by Becky Bailey

Duration:
1 hour and 20 minutes

Tickets from £15

HOME Friend and Member discounts apply

Age Guidance: 14+

All performances include integrated British Sign Language, Captions and English