Thursday 4th May 7.30pm
Equal Voices Arts (New Zealand) present Salonica!
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 EHU students
In 1916, a great multi-national mass of humanity descended on the ancient city of Salonica. Refugees and soldiers created a vast tented city. Hospital ships lay off in the harbour, as a wall of barbed wire was erected.
In the lull in the fighting between Christmas 1916 and Easter 1917, two soldiers strike up an unlikely friendship. A Serbian soldier fresh from mountain combat, and a Kiwi sapper, survivor of Gallipoli, who has concealed his Deafness to join up, meet. With no shared language they develop a way of communicating through their everyday joys, sorrows and letters home.
With Reportage & story-telling in Serbian and NZSL, titles in English and scenes in a specially developed form of Visual Vernacular combining natural sign with mime and physical theatre, this play plays with inclusivity for both Deaf and hearing audiences.