Visually-impaired artists challenge perceptions

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A new play by visually-impaired artists is ready to challenge perceptions at Brighton Fringe 2017.

Catching the Ghost will be at Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton on Saturday 27 May at 1.30pm, Sunday 28 May 2017 at 2pm, and Monday 29 May at 5.30pm (approx. running time 60 mins)

Spokeswoman Joanna Lally said: “Coming to the Brighton fringe for the first time, Extant presents Catching the Ghost, the debut play from actor-musician Chris Campion. Following the journey of a young man who must suddenly confront his struggle with sight loss in a whole new light, it tells the story of Chris as he strives to catch the ghost of his former, non-disabled self. Delving into experiences of visual impairment, split identity, and transformation through music, this is the first full-length play by Chris – a seasoned musician, originally from London. The show also features regular Extant performer, Steven George, and is directed by Maria Oshodi.

“Originally commissioned as a piece for Guide Dogs Week last October, Catching the Ghost was first performed at The Scoop in London Bridge, but now it’s back – bigger and better– as part of this year’s Brighton Fringe.”

Tickets: £10/8 (concession).

Joanna added: “Extant is the UK’s leading professional performing arts company of visually-impaired artists, pioneering theatre practice with the express inclusion of visually impaired performers and audiences. We are at the forefront of conversations on creative access.”

www.extant.org.uk.

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