The DH Ensemble (The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble)
is a professional Deaf and hearing led theatre company. We are actors, directors, theatre makers, writers, artists, musicians, dancers and all round lovely people who come together to create live performances. We use a mix of British Sign Language, Spoken English, creative captions, video projection, movement and soundscapes.
We formed in 2013 and consist of experienced freelance theatre practitioners.
As a company, we have worked with The Royal Shakespeare Studio, Forest Fringe, The Roundhouse, Pulse Festival, Shuffle Festival and LimeWharf. Most recently, we have collaborated with or performed at the Yard Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Northern Stage, Liberty Festival and the Barbican. Our commissions and awards include an outdoor performance for Liberty Festival and being one of two finalists for the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award in 2016.
We believe in breaking down barriers and pre-conceived perceptions. We aim to create innovative performance exploring genuine, truthful interaction. All our work is fully accessible for D/deaf and hearing audiences.
We like laughing.
Press / Media
"An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre. A beautiful, tightly choreographed spectacle...something very special indeed."
A Younger Theatre - Read full review here
"An extraordinary and visceral piece such as this from The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is the kind that leaves a mark."
Edinburgh Reporter - Read full review here
"The love between the two characters is palpable and you leave the piece warmed by it while questioning why society is so fussed about difference."
Huffington Post - Read full review here
"A heartfelt and amusing topsy-turvy dramatic collage that goes beyond words to make it's point."
Herald Scotland - Read full review here
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