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2024 Season
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre and Birmingham Rep present

The Promise

Written by Paula Garfield and Melissa Mostyn. Directed by Paula Garfield.
30 April - 11 May 2024
From £14
Running time
90 minutes

Rita is really confused.

She can’t understand why the deaf education system she’s tirelessly championed throughout her teaching career is getting worse and worse, or why there is only one care home in the whole of England that looks after people in her language. On the Isle of Wight.

She’s also confused about where her family is, and why she can’t remember where the milk goes…

This striking world première from the nationally acclaimed British theatre company Deafinitely Theatre (The Vagina Monologues, Everyday and 4.48 Psychosis) is inspired by the extraordinary experiences of deaf people living with dementia. Written by Paula Garfield and Melissa Mostyn, The Promise is directed by Paula Garfield in the company’s renowned highly visual style combining British Sign Language, creative captions and English.

Content Warning: this production explores the experiences of people with dementia.