A young woman on a bed kissing a young man standing beside her.
Wendy Hoose. Photograph by Eamonn McGoldrick

Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice – Wendy Hoose

The creative forces of Birds of Paradise and  Random Accomplice came together for the first time to bring audiences a frank and hilarious sex comedy – Wendy Hoose by Johnny McKnight.

Jake and Laura are two twenty year olds searching for love in all the wrong places! In the comedic style of the production, Wendy Hoose included audio description, BSL and animated surtitles. Directed by lead artist Robert Softley Gale and Johnny McKnight.

2 Minutes with Robert Softley-Gale (subtitled)

2 Minutes with Robert Softley-Gale (audio-described)

Birds of Paradise was created in 1993 by a group of disabled and non-disabled activists. Birds of Paradise creates entertaining, excellent and innovative theatre that promotes the work of deaf and disabled artists. We are a force for change in Scottish Theatre. Their unique vision presents disability as an opportunity to explore untold stories. They are pioneering in their approach and promote a radical language that explores the “aesthetic of access”. Wendy Hoose by Johnny McKnight is the premier production of the new creative triumvirate and the directorial debut of Artistic Director Robert Softley Gale for Birds of Paradise.


Press quotes

‘Wendy Hoose reflects the intelligent minds behind it, especially in terms of the integration of the audio description, British Sign Language interpretation and animated surtitles’ The Skinny

‘Unstintingly well acted, totally on the mark and painfully funny’ ★★★★ The Herald

‘The audio describer, brilliantly voiced completely deadpan by Random Accomplice’s Artistic Director Julie Brown (a la Scarlett Johanssen’s conscience-ridden computer in Her) gets some juicy one-liners too—hilarious references to ”lady gardens” in one scene, and amusing disgust at what she her career has become- ”I went to drama school, you know!’ ★★★★ Exeunt (view full article)



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