Sophie Woolley wearing a red sweater, standing in front of a flat grey-blue background.
Photo by Justin Munitz.

Sophie Woolley – Augmented

Just flick a switch and everything will be okay.

This brand new play by writer and performer Sophie Woolley is a personal story about the joy, and conflict, of becoming ‘hearing’ again after 22 years of progressive deafness.

From going deaf in her twenties, Sophie, aged 39, was activated as a real-life ‘cyborg’; welcomed back into the hearing world and even able to stream music directly to her brain.

This funny and energetic one person show brings to life Sophie’s real experiences and explores the impact of her ‘activation’ on her sense of self and on the very closest of her relationships. As we begin to understand her journey more, Sophie invites us to consider the transformative power of technology; is her experience a blueprint for the future of humanity?

BSL trailer for Augmented:

Reviews of Augmented:
★★★★★ from A Younger Theatre.
★★★★ from The Stage
**** from Quays Life
The Guardian review
Exeunt review


1 June 2018
12-14 July 2018
5-7 March 2020
Royal Exchange, Manchester
9-11 March 2020
Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
12-14 March 2020
Playhouse, Salisbury
17-21 March 2020
25 March 2020
Junction, Cambridge
8 October 2020


Augmented Productions

Useful links

Sophie Woolley website

Production images