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.
On 8th and 9th May 2017 the show previewed at the Brighton Festival following a period of development at HOME, Manchester and at Unity in Liverpool. It's performed in British Sign Language and English, with a section in Farsi 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.
The show will tour in 2018. Follow us on Storify to watch short films and read more about the project so far here: https://storify.com/AndySmithSummit/an-introduction-to-summit
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.
Integrated BSL interpretation
Photos by Matthew Andrews and Rachel Bunce