On Thu 28 and Fri 29 Sep, Earwig combines the magical curiosity of entomology with a decadent 1920s art deco backdrop and ‘funny and fast-paced’ writing to bring a visually stunning invective against ableism to The Lowry.

Set against illustrated projections of early silent movies, Earwig’s story takes place in 1927 and follows deaf protagonist Marigold, whose peerlessly thorough research into beetles goes unnoticed amidst whirling flappers, boisterous jazz, the hedonistic self-absorption of a party society and her conservative husband’s insistence on domestic duty.

Simultaneously poignant and light-hearted, Earwig explores what it meant to be deaf in the early 20th century and the historic suppression of women in science through text and ‘precise physical theatre’ (Fringe Review), ultimately offering an ‘engaging and classy lesson to all of us to remain true to ourselves and search for beauty in unexpected places” (Broadway Baby).

The performance on Thu 28 Sep is BSL interpreted.

Click here to book tickets.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 28 Sep - Fri 29 Sep, 8pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0161 876 2000, From £12
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 8 Sep 2023