peeling by Kaite O’Reilly
The Welfare in Ystradgynlais
Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm
This is the last chance to see this production in Wales before it continues on it’s tour to England.
Following its first performances in 2002, Kaite O’Reilly’s peeling was hailed as a game-changer; a landmark play that unashamedly puts d/Deaf and disabled people centre stage with wit, intelligence and conviction. Fast forward seventeen years and award-winning theatre company Taking Flight are bringing the play back to British stages in a production that received rave reviews during its tour of Wales earlier this year.
With live audio description, interwoven British Sign Language, and captions, access is at the very heart of this play, and is central to all of Taking Flight’s productions.
“Fiercely clever and uncompromising” **** The Guardian
Engaged to play the chorus in an epic production of Greek tragedy The Trojan Women, three performers await their brief moment in the spotlight. Alfa, Beaty and Coral wait… wait while every night the action plays out elsewhere.
peeling features an extraordinary cast of D/deaf and disabled women who are unapologetic in their views and provocations. This production is brought to life on stage by actors Bea Webster, Stephanie Lacey, Ruth Curtis and actress and interpreter Erin Hutching as Zoe, the stage manager who tries to keep Alfa, Beaty and Coral in line whilst also integrating BSL interpretation into the action.
Often blisteringly funny, at times almost unbearably painful; peeling takes us backstage into a world of secrets, a world where these fierce, astute and capable women are always the chorus and never the lead.
This play contains adult themes and is not recommended for under 14s.