Theatre (new writing, historical)

  • Assembly Rooms - Front Room
  • 14:10
  • Aug 8-9, 11-27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Time & Again Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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After the success of Greyhounds (2018) and Clouds (2019), Time & Again roar into the 1920s with vintage flair! Marigold's research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman in 1927, her work is ignored. Earwig combines the weird, wonderful world of entomology with Marigold's fight to be heard amidst flappers, jazz and an overbearing husband. Funny and fast-paced new writing incorporating illustrated projections in the style of 1920s silent movies! Earwig explores what it meant to be deaf in the early 20th century against the art deco decadence of the inter-war years.

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Venue is built on astroturf. Access via side entrance. Front of house will guide to separate entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Signed performances

  • Dates: 11 August, 12 August, 13 August
  • Interpreter: Cheryl Walker - Stage Right
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

EVELYN MOLES about 1 hour ago

Loved the 1920s feel of this quirky piece. Very engaging, light entertainment with a serious point.

Karen Ind about 19 hours ago

A compelling story, convincingly acted with some fun 1920s dance and soul. Well worth seeing.

Gergana Tsvetanova 1 day ago

Absolutely marvellous play. Pays homage to the 1920s silent film genre while highlighting themes of disability and discrimination. A must see.

Sonya Hynes 1 day ago

Truly engaging from start to finish. Loved the use of projection, sign language and dance. A story that is still very relevant today, illustrating societal inequality between men and women. The cast were exceptional, well done all! X

Colm Murphy 1 day ago

Great show. A real highlight of our festival long weekend. It's funny, intriguing, and genuinely moving with a great story. Ben Hynes is fabulous, so watchable.

Sarah B 1 day ago

This was a beautiful production. Earwig was funny, emotional, querky and artistic. The play considered many themes of the period and the signing, dancing, music and screen designs made it all very interesting and special.

Lucy Ashe 2 days ago

Fab show. The play was a wonderful story and brought to life really well by the actors. With the the 1920s music and dance adding to the atmosphere as well as the deaf sign language. Really recommend it.

Erin Horst 4 days ago

You can’t find a lovelier company than Time and Again. Just the way they greet audiences and reflect on performances afterwards - it’s all intentional. I enjoyed the content of the piece quite a bit. I loved the inclusion of sign language and projection. The dance interludes to me seemed a little unnecessary and cramped in the venue but that’s no reason to skip the show - add it to your list. Great experience all around and wishing them all the best!

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Dates, Times and Prices