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Graeae Theatre Company

Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre – breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing d/Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.

Artistically led by Jenny Sealey, Graeae’s signature characteristic is the compelling creative integration of sign language, captioning and audio description, which engages brilliantly with both disabled and non-disabled audiences.

Championing accessibility and providing a platform for new generations of artists, Graeae leads the way in pioneering, trail-blazing theatre.

Graeae also run an extensive programme of creative learning opportunities throughout the year, training and developing the next generation of D/deaf and disabled artists. These programmes include Write to Play and Ensemble.

Recent productions and co-productions for the stage include: This Is Not For You, Reasons to be Cheerful, Cosmic Scallies, The House Of Bernarda Alba, The Solid Life Of Sugar Water, Blood Wedding, The Threepenny Opera, Belonging, Blasted and Bent. Spectacular outdoor productions include The Limbless Knight, Prometheus Awakes and The Iron Man. With Naked Productions Ltd, co-productions for radio include Amy Dorrit, The Midwich Cuckoos and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

In autumn 2019, Graeae will tour nationally a reimagining of Winsome Pinnock’s 2005 play One Under, with a cast of disabled and non-disabled performers.

Graeae are a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of Arts Council England.


Dare You – inclusive leadership training programme
Added 29 March 2019 – Ongoing

Write to Play – D/deaf and disabled writers initiative
Added 29 March 2019 – Ongoing

Ensemble training programme
Added 29 March 2019 – Ongoing

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