Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e


Bristol Old Vic

October 2019


Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. As they begin to question the world around them, three powerful coming-of-age stories unfold, uniting in a struggle against violence, ignorance and oppression.

Connected through a shared past, they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views Deaf people for over a century.

Ad Infinitum combine the company’s signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of British Sign Language in an unmissable feast for the senses.

Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ is a bilingual performance in BSL and English.



Director: George Mann

Sound Designer: Sam Halmarack
Set & Costume Designer: Anna Orton

Devising Company: David Ellington, Matthew Gurney, Deborah Pugh,

Moira Anne McAuslan, Mia Ward, Charlotte Dubery

BSL Interpreters: Kyra Pollitt, Rachael Veazey, Chris Curran, Paul Mancini

Production Manager: Mark Munday
Technical Stage Manager: Al Orange


The Guardian - ****

broadway  - *****

Whats On Stage - ****

'...cleverly lit... the use of silhouettes and shadows creates a feeling that there are more people 

 on stage... silent people' - North West End, Caroline Worswick *****

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