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  • Summit interview with Andy Smith and Louise Blackwell ~
  • Summit at Brighton Festival 2017: BSL introduction by Stephen Collins ~
  • Andy Smith Summit ~
  • Project: Summit

“‘Smith’s optimism is infectious’ ” Total Theatre

Written by Andy Smith

Co-directed by Andy Smith and Claire Lamont

Produced by Fuel

Performed by Aleasha Chaunté, Stephen Collins and Nima Taleghani

BSL translation support by Rita McDade

Local Engagement Specialist (Brighton) : Nadia Nadarajah

A meeting is called. You are invited.

There is a crisis. Your voice is needed.

Previewing at this years’ Festival, and performed in British Sign Language and English by a cast of three, Summit is a new play written and directed by award-winning theatre maker Andy Smith (Adler & Gibb, what happens to the hope at the end of the evening).

Exploring ideas of language, rhetoric and how we communicate with each other, over three acts and in three different ways Summit tells the story of a meeting. A meeting organised to discuss and resolve a potentially catastrophic situation. This situation. Our situation.

Co-commissioned by South Street Reading in association with Reading University, Brighton Festival, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, UCLan/Derelict and Lancaster Arts. Supported by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Funded by Peggy Ramsey Foundation and Arts Council England. In association with Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Watch Andy Smith and Louise Blackwell talk about Summit here:

Watch the BSL interpreted trailer by Stephen Collins here:

Watch an insight into the development process of Summit with University of Reading here:


Age 12+
Integrated BSL interpretation

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