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Can I Start Again Please

Can I Start Again Please
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A challenging, devastating and devastatingly good piece.
The Guardian


    Written bySue MacLaine
    Start date29 Sep 2016
    End date1 Oct 2016
  • TicketsFull price £16.50 / Standard concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50

Sue MacLaine Company

Can I Start Again Please is a meditative and moving performance about our cognitive capacity to process traumatic experience and the ability of language to represent it. It examines the power of language, as well as its failings. Why does language conceal as much as it reveals? How can it determine what is heard and what is ignored, what is articulated and what is silenced?

Parallel narratives are told in spoken English and British Sign Language, which intersect, diverge and build to create a mesmerising mix of verbal, visual and physical performance. / @suemaclaine

Dates & Times
Thu 29 Sep – Sat 1 Oct, 8pm

Full price £16.50
Standard concession £13.50
Other concession £8.50

Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

Integrated British Sign Language Performances
Thu 29 Sep – Sat 1 Oct, 8pm

BSL interpreted post-show discussion 
Thu 29 Sep

Access As Art, Sat 1 Oct, 10.30am


Age Recommendation

Note: Contains adult themes. No latecomers will be admitted.

Supported using funding by Arts Council England. Originally Commissioned by SICK! Festival

Image by Matthew Andrews

  • Sue MacLaine

    Director & Performer
  • Nadia Nadarajah

  • Jonathan Burrows

    Co-director & Dramaturg
  • Lucy Bradridge

  • A challenging, devastating and devastatingly good piece.
    The Guardian
  • This gracefully intelligent production faces up to so much. You emerge wondering how a staging so kind can be so devastating.
    The Sunday Times
  • A brave, bold, beautiful show.
    Total Theatre
  • A beautiful examination of the power of language and the language of power.
    The List
  • Pay attention as this breathtaking production desiccates, then dissects childhood trauma via its exploration of Wittgenstein and semantics.
    Broadway Baby

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