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A storm is blowing. Pip is outside on the lighthouse balcony, the freedom of the wind wrapped around her. Mona sits alone by the fire wondering what she has done to deserve this.
Mona’s husband is missing, but their tenancy in the lighthouse and the home she fought for is at risk, so mother and daughter struggle to keep the lighthouse working, trying to cover up that he is gone.
Lighthouse is a poignant piece exploring both the power and limits of love. Against the storm, how will the two d/Deaf women’s relationship survive being thrown between confinement and liberty?
Lighthouse is the third and final professional piece of disabled-led theatre commissioned by Cultural Shift, and written and directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott. Vici’s pioneering and critically acclaimed work aims to challenge perceptions of disabled people in contemporary British culture, and ask questions about the society we have become. More than holding up a mirror, her productions act as interventions in the cultural landscape.
Lighthouse tells the story of a d/Deaf mother and daughter, exploring the tensions and comforts within, and is performed by two d/Deaf actors in both BSL and English, with additional interpretation.
'Vici Wreford-Sinnott’s ground-breaking play Butterfly takes flight…this accomplished play may just be the butterfly, which sparks the hurricane we need' - Disability Arts Online
'A challenging important play' - Northern Echo
'A gripping, thought provoking, superbly acted, emotionally engaging, full on 75 minutes' - Audience, ARC
'Inspiring, thought-provoking, mesmerising – we’ll be talking about it for weeks to come.' - Audience, ARC