A Deaf girl fights prejudice in a tough 80s boxing gym. Part play. Part immersive show. Part musical.
A finalist in Pleasance Theatre's Charlie Hartill Award, Blow challenges how we treat d/Deaf and disabled people on stage, screen, and in real life.
When 18 year old deaf girl Hannah wants to join Dennison’s Boxing Gym, she’s shunned by the boxers because of her disability, until trainer Bradley takes her under his wing. Blow follows Hannah’s journey from outcast to championship contender.
A punchy 55 minute show that’s part play, part immersive, and part musical, Blow asks tough questions of the audience about how d/Disabled people are portrayed on stage and screen, and how society treats them in real life.
All shows are BSL interpreted.Book Now
Blow is co-written by Libby Welsh, a 20 year old Deaf & actor and dancer, and Offie-nominee Jack Silver. it was a finalist for Pleasance Theatre’s Charlie Hartill Award in 2019.
Libby has been profoundly Deaf since the age of 4 and uses cochlear implants. She appeared in Stephen Poliakoff’s Summer of Rockets on BBC2, and is the lead in multi-award winning fantasy short film Alder. She’s studying dance at Trinity Laban.
Jack is Artistic Director of Tramp. He directed a semi-immersive version of Confessional by Tennessee Williams (“A mini-masterpiece of Theatre” **** The Stage) at Edinburgh Fringe and Southwark Playhouse, staring Lizzie Stanton (Book of Monsters) and Rob Ostlere (Holby City, Game of Thrones). The show picked up Offie nominations for Best Director and Best Set Design and broke the box office record for Southwark’s studio space, The Little.
Tramp produced the World Premiere of Philip Ridey’s Angry, starring Georgie Henley (Chronicles of Narnia) and Olivier Nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar).Book Now
Praise for previous work:
Confessional by Tennessee Williams - Edinburgh Fringe
The Stage **** "A mini-masterpiece of theatre"
Fringe Guru ***** "I was gripped, glued to my seat."
Three Weeks **** “Tennessee Williams – but not as you know him.”
Confessional by Tennessee Williams - Southwark Playhouse
Live Theatre UK **** "A towering performance"
The Reviews Hub **** "An enlightening and genuine experience. You’ll find there’s nothing “as usual” about this play. Great stuff."
Angry by Philip Ridley (World Premiere) - Southwark Playhouse
The Arts Desk "Makes you feel as if you’ve downed several super-alcoholic drinks – and then rushed out into the freezing cold night, under the unfeeling stars. "
London Live Post ***** "An unmissable event,"
Afridiziak ***** "Dynamic, magical, and darkly comedic."
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