Produced in association with Told by an Idiot 

A new play written and performed by Sophie Woolley

Directed by Rachel Bagshaw

 

Just flick a switch and everything will be okay.

This brand new play by writer and performer Sophie Woolley is a personal story about the joy, and conflict, of becoming ‘hearing’ again after 22 years of progressive deafness.

From going deaf in her 20s, Sophie, aged 39, was activated as a real-life ‘cyborg’; welcomed back into the hearing world and even able to stream music directly to her brain.

This funny and energetic one person show brings to life Sophie’s real experiences and explores the impact of her ‘activation’ on her sense of self and on the very closest of her relationships. As we begin to understand her journey more, Sophie invites us to consider the transformative power of technology; is her experience a blueprint for the future of humanity?

Running time: 1 hr 15 (approx)

14 years +

All performances are captioned, audio described and relaxed.

 

Reviews

‘A totally unique writer...an absolutely amazing performer' Irvine Welsh on Augmented

 

Credits

Writer and Performer Sophie Woolley
Director Rachel Bagshaw 
Assistant Director Esther Dix
Designers Laura Hopkins and Khadija Raza
Lighting and Projection Design Joshua Pharo 

Composer and Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly
Movement Direction Rachel Drazek

Dramaturg Sarah Dickenson
SSE Monitor Jean St Clair 

 

Tour Dates

5-7th March 2020

Royal Exchange Theatre (Studio), Manchester

performance on 6th March is followed by a Q&A

Q&A is BSL interpreted by Siobhan Rocks plus live speech to text subtitles


 

9-11th March 2020

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The Door)

performance on 11th March is followed by a Q&A

Q&A is BSL interpreted by Mary Connell plus live speech to text subtitles

 

12-14th March 2020
Salisbury Playhouse (Studio)  

 

17-21st March 2020

Theatre Royal Plymouth (The Drum)

performance on 18th March is followed by a Q&A

Q&A is BSL interpreted by Daryl McMullan plus live speech to text subtitles

 

25th March 2020
Cambridge Junction (J2) 

 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The original R&D was funded in its development by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Originally developed with Ovalhouse. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre. Augmented is sponsored by Advanced Bionics.