By Amble Skuse (music) & Toria Banks (libretto)
Hannah: Steph West
Lynn: Victoria Oruwari
Steph West, harp
Sonia Allori, clarinet
Clarence Adoo MBE, sampler
Amble Skuse, electronics
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, singing and interactive software: WE ASK THESE QUESTIONS OF EVERYBODY shares honest, radical and surprising disabled perspectives on self, society and the body.
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. An opera to experience in your own home, in your own head and in your own body.
Presented by HERA
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