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Within Sight

Ellen Renton / In The Works

Fri 17 Sep 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on Sat 18 Sep 2021 at 2:00 pm

£9
Within Sight

Venue

Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL United Kingdom
Phone:
0131 560 1580
Age Group: 12+
Duration: 1h
Unreserved seating. Bubbles of 1 and 2 available.

Please find a full breakdown of access and COVID-19 safety information relating to this show at the following link: link

Ellen Renton is also running a virtual workshop entitled Imagining Better World on 17th September – for more information and to book tickets, click the folowing link: link

Still reeling from the news that she missed out on making the GB Paralympics team, a young athlete goes out for a run to clear her head. She contemplates what the future holds for her in a society so hostile towards the disabled, now that she’s failed to live up to its incessant expectation of being an inspiration.

Within Sight is poet Ellen Renton’s debut solo show. Based on her experience of living with albinism, Renton’s soft-spoken but hard hitting poetry dismantles ableism, inspiration porn, and the myth of the Paralympics.

 

 

""An exceptional piece of spoken word theatre, Renton’s performance is honest, self-aware and has clear intentions. The minimal set, video and sound create a cohesive insight into life with albinism, giving a fresh representation of the disability.""reviewsphere.org
credit: Bibi June Schwithal
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