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National Theatre Wales
July/August 2012
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

In Water I'm Weightless

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.

About the Production

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

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

thoroughly enjoyable
Kaite O’Reilly’s epic final monologue... [is] worthy almost of Shakespeare in its rhythm and intensity
****

thrillingly vitriolic
****

Cast & Creative Team

By
KAITE O’REILLY

Directed by
JOHN E McGRATH

Designer
PAUL CLAY

Movement Director
NIGEL CHARNOCK

Associate Choreographer
CATHERINE BENNETT

Cast
MANDY COLLERAN
MAT FRASER
KARINA JONES
NICK PHILLIPS
SOPHIE STONE
DAVID TOOLE

Sound Designer
MIKE BEER

Assistant Designer
CHANG-JIN LEE

Associate Lighting Designer
JO FLETCHER

Associate Costume Designer
ANGHARAD MATTHEWS

Emerging Director
SARA BEER

Production Manager
JACOB GOUGH

Company Stage Manager
JACQUI GEORGE

Deputy Stage Manager
SARAH THOMAS

Assistant Stage Manager
RHODRI HUNT

Costume Supervisor
LARA BRADBEER

Videographer
SIMON CLODE

Camera Operator
LEE JOHN DAVIES
KYM EPSON

Sound Operator
MATT GIBSON

Milliner and Costume Assistant
THOMAS-HUW HOPKINS

Costume Assistant/Dresser
KELLY ELLIS

BSL Interpreter
JULIE HORNSBY

BSL Interpreter
JO ROSS

BSL Consultant
JEAN ST CLAIR

Personal Assistant
ALI BRIGGS

Promoter
RHIANNON WHITE

In Water I'm Weightless