CRIPtic Pit Party

Jamie Hale

Jamie Hale

A hit of Transpose, Jamie Hale’s searingly honest, incisive and deft poetry gripped audiences. Now they bring us a Pit Party comprising a hope-filled solo and mixed bill of work by disabled artists.

To start, Hale performs NOT DYING in which they recount their full-circle story of progressive disability, from the agony and gracelessness of threatening death to the jubilance and defiance of survival. To follow, D/deaf and disabled artists expand on the selected themes of anger, fortitude and joy in short sets of music, dance and spoken word. Together their Pit Party recreates deeply personal experiences rarely represented on stage in a spirited, celebratory atmosphere.

Developed through our OpenLab programme, NOT DYING came into being as Hale began experimental medical treatment. Determined to confront and dismantle barriers so often encountered by disabled people, their solo intertwines video and narrative to thought-provoking effect. The vibrant second-half showcase curated by Hale completes CRIPtic
 

Tagged with: Theatre & dance

Duration: 2 hours 15 mins/including an interval
Age guidance: 12+ (11 Oct)
Age guidance: 16+ (adult themes on 12 Oct)

UK

Fri 11 Oct
Chilled, BSL-interpreted and audio-described performance

Fri 11 Oct
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

Sat 12 Oct
Chilled, Captioned performance

 

Presented by the Barbican

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Reviews

‘Writing of exquisite delicacy and linguistic precision‘
Plays to See on Jamie Hale

Transpose 2018

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Transpose: The Future - Archive filming

Watch the full performance and post-show talk of Transpose: The Future, filmed live in The Pit theatre at the Barbican 

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