Invisible Summer

Are you reading this late at night?

You are flying out over the fields. You leave them behind. The land is indistinct, furred and dark. The channels of water, the ditches and rivers have the subtle glimmer of snakes.

Invisible Summer is a multimedia play for your inbox from from Eve Leigh, Rachel Bagshaw and the artists who created Midnight Movie which premiered at the Royal Court in November 2019.

Part late night scary story, part call to arms, it’s about how to get through the pandemic.

Invisible Summer is designed so that each audience member, depending on their mode of communication, receives a different theatrical experience. It creatively combines written text, Spoken English, BSL, captioning, and audio description. It has been designed with audiences with visual impairments, and D/deaf audiences who use BSL, and D/deaf audiences who read captions, in mind.

Returning for a second release after premiering in November 2020, sign up for free before 11 January and Invisible Summer will be delivered to your inbox, piece by piece, night by night. Some of the fun kind of fear, for the long dark nights to come.

You meet your bones in all different types of ways.

This is one of them.

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Creative team

Written by Eve Leigh

Directed by Rachel Bagshaw

Design by Cécile Trémolières

Video Design by Sarah Readman

Performances by Nadia Nadarajah, Tom Penn, Nwando Ebizie

Music by Nwando Ebizie & Tom Penn

Movement direction by Jennifer Jackson

Company Management by Charlotte Padgham

Produced by Rosie Scudder

BSL Translation by Brian Duffy

Access Consultation by Michael Achtman

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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Artwork by Cécile Trémolières.