Award-winning artist Jamie Hale curates a joyful and uplifting Pit Party comprising a mixed bill of creative, political and responsive work by d/Deaf and disabled performers.
Following their sold-out Pit Party in 2019, Jamie invites d/Deaf and disabled artists to respond to the theme of ‘the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, by ourselves’. Sets will include music, spoken word, poetry and a dynamic collaboration between Deaf hip hop artists.
Barbican Open Lab alumni and Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund winner Jamie Hale returns following their sold-out Pit Party in 2019. These performances are the culmination of an artistic development programme led by Jamie, supporting a cultural arts scene that has been hit hard by the pandemic. Their Pit Party recreates deeply personal experiences rarely represented on stage in a spirited, celebratory atmosphere.
Duration: Approx 2 hours 30 mins, including an interval
Age guidance: 16+ (contains scenes of self-hitting)
All performances are Audio Described, Captioned, BSL interpreted (by Jacqui Beckford) and Relaxed.
Fri 19 Nov
With Jenny Sealey, CEO and Artistic Director of Graeae and Jamie Hale
Free to same day ticket holders
Presented by the Barbican
Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Find more information about our Access Membership scheme
Discounts are not available on lowest price tickets and are subject to availability. Discounts do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.
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The Pit is located on Level -2 within the main Barbican building and can be accessed via the stairs or lifts on Level G, next to the doors to the Lakeside Terrace.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
The Pit floor (level minus 2) can be reached via the main lifts – please note that only two of the four lifts go to this floor. Access Step-free access from the Pit floor foyer to any front-row seat. All other seats lead off stepped aisles.
Spaces for two wheelchair users in the front row (at stage level), with companion seats. Front row seats are also suitable for people with limited mobility.
Because space in the auditorium is limited, we recommend that you leave your dog to be cared for by a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
Amplified sound is provided through a headset for people with impaired hearing. Audio-described performances use a wireless network to relay through a headset a live description of the scenery, costumes, facial expressions and action. Headsets are available. You can obtain one 30 minutes before the performance from the programme desk inside the Pit Theatre entrance.
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