Play invites audience to Imagine If they were deafblind

National charity Deafblind UK has teamed up with theatre company Imagine If to raise awareness of sight and hearing loss through a show called Jadek.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 9:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 1:49 pm
Scene from Jadek, Imagine If production at Theatre Deli, Sheffield

The production based on the true story of a Yorkshire woman moving in with her 94-year-old Polish Grandad who is blind and hard of hearing is currently touring and comes to Theatre Deli in Sheffield next week.

Jadek has been described as “a clever and compassionate play with bite” and it deals with a number of issues, including the central character living with deafblindness.

Theatre-goers will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from Deafblind UK, who are attending performances with the charity’s informative and interactive display.

This includes the chance to try on specially designed simulation glasses which let people experience what it is like to have sight conditions such as glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.

Francesca Joy, artistic director of Imagine If is the writer of Jadek and plays the granddaughter, said, “Active change is at the heart of what we do and having the support from Deafblind UK means we are able to not only raise awareness but also educate our audiences on sight and hearing loss to make a difference to their lives too”.

Jadek is at Theatre Deli, Eyre Street, on Thursday, November 14, at 7.45pm and CAST, Doncaster, on Tuesday, November 12.