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A man sitting on a red metal bench holding the lead of a bulldog standing at his left foot

Rinkoo Barpaga – Bubble and Butch

Theatre | 2017 Research and Development Awards

Region: Midlands

Rinkoo Barpaga will tell the story of Bubble and Butch and reveal the vulnerability of young diverse deaf people. The bullying and discrimination stops when Bubble is asked to look after a mean looking dog called Butcher.

The dog is a metaphor for Bubbles access, acting like a superhero at every encounter in the hearing world. Butcher transforms Bubbles life for the better.

The whole story will be communicated in a highly visual style; using for the first time urban sign language – a slanguage to demonstrate the creativity  amongst deaf people on the streets of the UK.

It will be a defiant new work tackling double discrimination, and mental health in the deaf world.