We Ask These Questions of Everybody
This is a 50-minute live and digital operatic event sharing disabled people’s experiences under austerity in the UK, performed by an exceptional cross-genre, all-disabled ensemble. This show has fully integrated captioning and audio description.
Find a disabled community, they will save your life, they will teach you many things.
How to survive in a world that’s not made for you.
Hannah needs help. She meets Lynn. Lynn works for a company that works for the Department of Work and Pensions. An assessment takes place. And then something else.
This is an encounter between two women, an audience, and a riotous chorus of disabled voices. With text drawn from real conversations; samples, soundscapes and singing; and interactive software; We Ask These Questions of Everybody shares radical, surprising and utopian disabled perspectives on self, society and the body.
A soundfestival commission supported by Help Musicians, Mahogany Opera Group, Ignite Ticket Fund and Creative Scotland.
DATES & VENUES
Stream live here at 5pm (GMT) on 29 January 2021.
Catch up from 10am on 30 January until 28 February 2021.
behind the scenes
with Amble and Toria, on the Mahogany Opera blog.