CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM (UK)

SICK! COMMISSION

20/03/17 – ACCA, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, BRIGHTON
15-17/03/17 –  THE LOWRY, MANCHESTER
BSL INTERPRETED

Claire is disabled. Is it the will of a higher power? Is she paying for the mistakes of a past life? Is it a test for her, or a punishment for her parents? Could she, should she, be healed?

Is she welcomed by all faiths or will it all prove just too inaccessible?

Using dance, live music, humour and interviews with religious leaders, academics, deaf and disabled people, Claire goes on a perilous quest to explore how the major world faiths view deafness and disability in this witty and illuminating show.

BRIGHTON – Post-show discussion with Claire and members of the local faith community followed the performance, reflecting on the complex relationship between disability and religion, and other issues raise by Claire’s performance.

MANCHESTER – Post-show discussions with Claire and members of the local faith community follow both 8pm performances, reflecting on the complex relationship between disability and religion.

FUNDERS
Arts Council England

ARTIST WEBSITE
Claire Cunningham

Cover Image for Guide Gods