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BSL-integrated hip-hop gig theatre show Follow the Signs comes to Soho Theatre this August

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Fully BSL-integrated hip-hop gig theatre show Follow the Signs comes to Soho Theatre this August.

Performed through BSL, rap, spoken English, movement and creative captioning, the piece has been created by Chris Fonseca and Harry Jardine

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It tells the story of acclaimed dancer and choreographer Chris Fonseca: from infanthood when he lost his hearing after contracting meningitis, through a school system unable to value his differences, into teenage years where music and dance entered his life, to the present where he owns his place in the world.

Once upon a time there was a boy from down the road
He contracted meningitis at the age of two years old
His life had been ok but now little did he know
His hearing was to leave him and was due to change his world

For more information and tickets, visit sohotheatre.com

Chris, who also performs in the show, said: “Follow the Signs is an autobiographical journey that sets out to map and better understand the experiences of Deafness in a world dominated by the sense of hearing.

“As a Black Deaf Man, my life-lessons have been influenced by the society of which I am a part of but also excluded from. It has been a long journey and I have had to overcome many obstacles in order to fully embrace my identity. Own it. Embrace it. Celebrate the struggle.

“I’m gassed that Soho have given me the space to share this joyful story. Bring nothing but good vibes and let’s do this!”

The cast also includes Harry Jardine (also co-writer and director), Gaia Ahuja, and Raphaella Julien.

The show features original music by Yacoub Didi with lighting design by Simeon Miller and sound design by Gareth Tucker.


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