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 four Deaf actors and two 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.
Frozen played at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and then toured to
The Albany, Deptford
New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich
Stratford Circus, London
Octagon Theatre Studio, Bolton
The Key Theatre Studio, Peterborough.
Jean St Clair and Hazel Maycock
Neil Fox and Mike Hugo
Deepa Shastri and Sophie Stone
Appearing on Film
David Ellington and Tyrone Huggins
Benjamin D Cooper
Our production brought a new perspective to this modern classic by working with a double cast. Each character was played by 2 actors one working in BSL the other in spoken English.
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.