|as the Mother
|as the Ferryman
The world premiere of Sumida River in Sign Language, performed by two Deaf artists Chisato Minamimura and Brian Duffy, directed by Verity Lane. The production brings together the world of nature and human experience in a powerful drama of gesture, sign languages (JSL and BSL) movement and music inspired by the 15th century Noh Sumidagawa. At dusk, a ferryman takes his last passengers across the churning waters of the Sumida River. Among them is a mother searching for her lost son, but all she finds on the banks of the river is a ghost child… (World Premiere)
Sumida River in Sign Language is supported by:
Arts Council England, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Churchill Estates, The Golsoncott Foundation and the Unity Theatre Trust.