And Suddenly I Disappear.... The Singapore/UK 'd' Monologues. UK tour. September 2018
Kaite O’Reilly – And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore/UK ‘d’ Monologues
An international theatrical dialogue of difference, diversity and what it is to be human, from opposite sides of the world. A mosaic of fictional monologues inspired by interviews in the UK and Singapore, it tells new stories across multiple languages in spoken, visual and projected forms. The first multilingual, intercultural, Deaf and disabled-led theatre project created between the UK and Singapore, this multi-media production incorporates the aesthetics of access including integrated audio description, creative captioning, and visual and spoken languages (English, Mandarin, some Cantonese).
Created by award winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly, and director Phillip Zarrilli.
And Suddenly I Disappear... premiered at the National Museum of Singapore Gallery Theatre in May 2018. The UK premiere features both new material and members of the cast, with guest performers Garry Robson and Macs McKay joining the core team.
UK cast: Ramesh Meyyappan, Sara Beer, Garry Robson, Macsen McKay and Sophie Stone (on video).
Singapore cast: Peter Sau and Grace Khoo with video appearances by Danial Bawthan, Stephanie Fam and Lee Lee Lim.
2018 Tour Dates:
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room (London)
5 - 6 September 7.45pm [Unlimited Festival performances]
The Old Fire Station (Oxford)
8 September 7.30pm
Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester)
9 September 7pm
Chapter arts centre (Cardiff)
11 - 12 September 8pm.
The 'd' Monologues Publication - a collection of Kaite O'Reilly's solo plays for atypical actors will be published by Oberon to coincide with the UK premiere.
Kaite O'Reilly in conversation with British Council Singapore: https://vimeo.com/242969844
The Stage: Writer Kaite O’Reilly on The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues: ‘It’s like the Vagina Monologues for the deaf and disabled’ https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2017/writer-kaite-oreilly-on-singapore-d-monologues/