"It starts with a secret, but this one's different, this one's mine."

Award winning Artistic Director of Graeae, Jenny Sealey has spent a lifetime championing stories by Deaf and disabled artists. Now she takes to the stage to tell her own story. Unravelling the past and facing the future, Self-Raising is a blisteringly honest, laugh-out-loud one-woman show about growing up deaf in a family with secrets.


For this show, British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description are available. This will also be a Relaxed Performance.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

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“...in this fully accessible show – she is a warm, captivating presence as she shares her secret.”
4 rating
The Stage
“It felt like a privilege having this life story shared with us”
5 rating
British Theatre