Searching and Knowing

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (opera, dance)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations

Description

World premiere live vocal piece with movement and electronic score, expressing the journey through a breast magnetic imaging test. Soprano, priest, coach, and survivor Joyce Parry Moore joins two dancers to create healing images of Valkyries, playing children, shaman. German composer Stefan Hakenberg set Parry-Moore’s poetry – influenced by Psalm 139 and the words of medieval mystic Dame Julian of Norwich – to vocal music, and the sounds recorded from an actual breast MRI into accompaniment, painting the inner experience of a woman’s search to knit herself back together with humour and grace. Post-show discussion.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Stair-lift with folding seat to 1st floor from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair to stair-lift chair at ground level, transfer from one stair-lift chair to another at first floor level, and transfer back to wheelchair at second floor). Staff can carry an unoccupied manual wheelchair up the stairs while the wheelchair user uses the seated stair lift. Electric wheelchairs and heavy wheelchairs cannot be carried upstairs. If not taking the stair lift the space is accessed by one flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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


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

Rebecca Carpenter 39 days ago

Incredible show. Not easy to make an opera about breast cancer and make it funny and cathartic, full of heart. The players are committed to the piece. 25 minutes of delight. Don’t miss it!


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