First in a series of modern classics was Frozen by Bryony Lavery which we co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Spring 2014, followed by a short national tour. It was performed by 4 Deaf actors and 2 hearing actors in a visual and physical style. Frozen tells the story of three people affected by the disappearance of 10 year old Rhona. Nancy, her mother, Ralph who abducted her and Agnetha, a psychiatrist who is studying what causes men to commit such crimes. The three people’s stories intertwine over a period of 25 years as the play explores grief, emotional paralysis and forgiveness. It was performed in BSL and spoken English.
We performed at:-
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, followed by a tour:-
The Albany – Deptford, New Wolsey Studio – Ipswich, Stratford Circus – London, Octagon Theatre Studio – Bolton, artsdepot – London & The Key Theatre Studio – Peterborough.
Cast (click for photos)
Nancy – Jean St Clair & Hazel Maycock
Ralph – Neil Fox & Mike Hugo
Agnetha – Deepa Shastri & Sophie Stone
Appearing on film – David Ellington & Tyrone Huggins
Director – Jeni Draper
Designer – Jo Paul
Lighting Designer – Ian Scott
Sound Designer – Becky Smith
Video Designer – Benjamin D Cooper
We are grateful to the generous support from:
The NSPCC is pleased to be supporting the talented team at fingersmiths on their production of Frozen. Raising awareness of child abuse and the impact it has on young people and their families is at the heart of the NSPCC’s aims and we’re grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this production.