Nodus Tollens

A piece of outdoor theatre addressing themes of migration, cultural and physical differences, and social acceptance, by a company of D/deaf and hearing artists, actively engaging the audience in a joyful, playful, experience where they are encouraged to participate

The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble was commissioned to create an outdoor performance by Greenwich & Docklands Festival. It was first performed at Liberty Festival on Saturday 3rd September 2016.

Nodus Tollens is available to tour to festivals in 2017 and 2018.

Research & Development on this project was carried out in February 2016, supported by Greenwich+Docklands Festival and Deaf Plus. 

The Liberty Festival rehearsal & performances were supported by Arts Council England. 


Jennifer K. Bates (director), Stephen Collins (dramaturg), Erin Siobhan Hutching (producer), Andrea Carr (designer), Rosemary Elliott-Dancs (design assistant/ costume maker), Becky Firth (set builder)

Performed by Stephen Collins, Sophie Stone, Tessa Parr, Ace Mahbaz, David Sands and Hermon Berhane. 

Production photographs by David Monteith-Hodge, rehearsal photographs by Becky Bailey

Photo credit: David Monteith-Hodge

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