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Fow

Deaf & Fabulous Productions & Taking Flight Theatre Company present

Fow

in co-production with The Welfare Ystradgynlais & Theatrau Sir Gâr

Written by Alun Saunders. Based on a concept by Stephanie Back. Directed by Elise Davison.

A brand-new play performed live over Zoom.

Lissa is defensive, deaf and failing university – the last thing she needs right now is to fall in love.

Siôn is a wide-eyed Pontardawe boy with rock star dreams, desperately in love and about to have his heart broken.

And Josh…well Josh just wants to beat the end of level Boss.

With humour, honesty and A LOT of breakdowns in communication, Fow asks us how we fall in love when we don’t hear each other and finds there is ALWAYS a way if you just look hard enough.

A truly heart-warming love story told online in different languages, including BSL, Cymraeg and English.

Suitable for audiences aged 14+, Fow features integrated captions.

We want Fow to be accessible to as many people as possible so have made tickets available on a Pay What You Can basis. We recommend a minimum donation of £5 per audience member, but you can choose to pay as much or as little as you can.

Fow (definition): BSL lip pattern accompanying a sign meaning a breakdown in communication/inability to understand. No direct translation in English or Welsh, the closest being the phrase ‘That went straight over my head!’ Unless you are someone who understands BSL, Cymraeg and English, there will be parts of the show that will be ‘fow’ for you. This is how we want you to experience the performance and is not a technical error. If however you would like to experience the performance with the reassurance of English captions throughout, we will also have a version for ticket holders that is fully captioned in English. 

If you require audio description, please email us at boxoffice@thewelfare.co.uk and we will assist you with your booking.

FREE live Q&A sessions to follow the show on the following days, where you can ask any questions you may have about the development of the production, directorial and design choices or even where can I get myself one of those sheep!

Thursday 29th April & Tuesday 4th May

Thursday 29 Apr 2021
19:00
Friday 30 Apr 2021
20:30
Sunday 2 May 2021
14:00
Sunday 2 May 2021
20:30
Tuesday 4 May 2021
19:00
Wednesday 5 May 2021
20:30
“Accessible theatre? Do it properly…Do it like this”
The Guardian on peeling/Taking Flight.
“Funny & moving”
British Theatre Guide on Alun Saunders’s award-winning play, A Good Clean Heart.
“A heartwarming, uplifting tale”
Wales Arts Review on A Good Clean Heart