An Unlimited commission for the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival
In Water I’m Weightless takes a provocative look at the human body, performed by a cast of six leading Deaf and disabled performers. In a dynamic staging combining movement and live projections, Kaite O’Reilly’s poetic, poignant and at times explosively funny texts are inspired by the imagination, experiences and attitudes of disabled people across the UK.
In Water I’m Weightless is based on a series of monologues by Kaite O'Reilly, which were inspired by the imagination, experience and attitudes of disabled people across the UK. The show takes a provocative look at the body, and is performed by a cast of six outstanding Deaf and disabled performers.
The poetic, poignant, and at times explosively funny texts explore the endless possibilities of human difference.
The show was produced and ran initially at the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre from 26th July - 4th August 2012. It then transferred to London's Southbank Centre for a short run on 31st August and 1st September 2012.
a thought-provoking, beautiful piece of theatre
a powerful piece of theatre, shattering any stereotypes
The performers work brilliantly together and the production... is slick
Punching right between the eyes from the first second, In Water I’m Weightless is truly an energy-packed, relentless spectacle.
funny, yet tender; gutsy and still poignant
always visually stunning
ultimately a feast of textures... completely immersive.
A must see
Kaite O’Reilly’s epic final monologue... [is] worthy almost of Shakespeare in its rhythm and intensity
JOHN E McGRATH
Associate Lighting Designer
Associate Costume Designer
Company Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
LEE JOHN DAVIES
Milliner and Costume Assistant
JEAN ST CLAIR