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Written by
Andy Smith
Co-directed by
Andy Smith and Claire Lamont
28 Sep - 16 Nov 2018
Andy Smith

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

“We need to use our imagination. We need to imagine that change might be possible. That change is possible, however hard or impossible it might seem.”

In a blend of languages, including fully integrated BSL, three performers told a story from three perspectives. It was the story of an international meeting. A meeting at which something happened, and in that moment everything changed.

Exploring equality and inviting action, SUMMIT was a play by renowned theatre-maker Andy Smith (The Preston Bill).

SUMMIT was performed in English and BSL, and was accessible for both Deaf and hearing audiences.

Design: Stem Design. Photos: The Other Richard.

Production photos by Matthew Andrews and Rachel Bunce.


"Smith’s optimism is infectious"

Total Theatre Magazine

"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The production suggests that somehow humanity will find a way out of the various crises taking place around the world, and its message of positivity, as well as urgency, is an intriguing and encouraging one. A brief but challenging show. "


"riveting and portentous"

Theatre Bubble

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