Pain and I

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (solo show, disabled led)

  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 13:25
  • Aug 9-10, 12-14, 16-17, 19-21, 23-24, 26-28
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Creator and performer: Sarah Hopfinger. Music: Alicia Jane Turner
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity, More information
  • Accessibility:
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed 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 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

A bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Layering playful choreography, experimental movement, intimate autobiographical text and original music by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks 'What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain?' in this powerful, honest, and compelling solo performance. Diversely accessible: available as a live performance, audio experience and visual publication. 'Poetic... piece that reflects on the performer's chronic pain not as enemy... but as an old friend' **** (Guardian). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, take the access ramp into the main reception, take a right down the corridor, past the cafe, through a corridor with neon strip lights in the walls(slightly inclined), past the red lecture and through the double doors into the ground floor of tech cube.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • 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: 9 August, 10 August, 16 August, 17 August, 23 August, 24 August
  • Interpreter: Rachel Amey - Stage Left
  • 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.

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 3 August, 4 August, 5 August, 6 August, 13 August, 12 August, 19 August, 20 August, 27 August, 26 August, 24 August, 23 August, 16 August, 17 August, 10 August, 9 August, 7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 28 August
  • Type: Closed (Own Device)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 28 August, 3 August, 26 August, 27 August, 20 August, 19 August, 12 August, 13 August, 6 August, 5 August, 9 August, 10 August, 16 August, 17 August, 23 August, 24 August, 4 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Pain and I is a body of work accessible in multiple ways - live performance, audio experience, digital/physical publication. There will be an area available in front of the audience seating with beanbags, cushions and mats.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

There are no audience reviews for this show.


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Neurodiverse Review (4/5 stars) 23 minutes ago

Pain and I’s accessibility is woven into the very DNA of the piece. Before performer Sarah Hopfinger even starts, there are noise-cancelling headphones on display, comfy bean bags, caption apps and BSL dates. The show’s opening narration encourages the audience to move, to stim, to stretch - what a wonderful acknowledgement and awareness of neurodiverse and disabled bodies. We are also told we are perfect.

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Dates, Times and Prices