New Multimedia Play, Invisible Summer, from Playwright Eve Leigh and Director Rachel Bagshaw Available via the Royal Court Newsletter Later this Month

Published on Thu 12 Nov 2020

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

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

Commenting on the project Playwright Eve Leigh says;

“The year since Midnight Movie came out has proved beyond a doubt that theatre needs to reach beyond its existing boundaries and engage new audiences who may be unable to venture into theatre spaces, and we are proud to be working once again with the Royal Court to do just that.”

Director Rachel Bagshaw added;

“Almost exactly a year after we made Midnight Movie together, it is thrilling to be reunited with Eve and the creative team to make theatre in a new form, for a new age. In a time when disabled people have become less visible due to the pandemic, it is ever more important for our work to be available to audiences and for our stories to be heard. “

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.

Sign up for free to the Royal Court Theatre newsletter before Sunday 29 November 2020, and Invisible Summer will be delivered to your inbox on Monday 30 November 2020, piece by piece, night by night. Some of the fun kind of fear, for the long dark nights to come.

Invisible Summer is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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