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Self-Raising Jenny Sealey tells her story

Jenny Sealey in Self-Raising. Pic: Tiu Makkonen
Jenny Sealey in Self-Raising. Pic: Tiu Makkonen

After spending a lifetime championing stories by deaf and disabled artists, artistic director of Graeae Theatre Company, Jenny Sealey, is on the road on a national tour to tell her own story.

Her acclaimed solo show Self-Raising - at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (tonight and tomorrow); Liverpool Everyman (February 22-23) and Leeds Playhouse (March 22-23) - is an honest, one-woman show about growing up deaf in a family with secrets.

Jenny co-directed the London 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony, and her other credits include The Paradis Files; Reasons To Be Cheerful; Sarah Kane’s Blasted; Kaite O’Reilly’s Peeling, The House of Bernarda Alba, Blood Wedding and The Threepenny Opera. She has written Self-Raising with Mike Kenny, the latter named by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UK's top 10 living playwrights.

Jenny said: "First The Edinburgh Festival, which was wonderful, and now a tour! I feel so lucky to be able to share Self-Raising across England and am looking forward to hearing even more secrets.”

More info and tickets here


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