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Ramps on the Moon Roundtable

Wed 5 Oct, Free
In person or via Zoom

For 6 years Ramps on the Moon has enriched the stories we tell and the way we tell them by normalising the presence of D/deaf and disabled people both on and off stage. The Rep, as one of the founding venue partners, has been part of the Ramps’ journey from the beginning.

As Ramps on the Moon prepares to move into a new phase, this roundtable event at The Rep, one of several nationally, will explore some of the changes we’ve made to our practice to improve access for D/deaf and disabled people as artists, employees, audiences and participants and how we will continue to embed this in our DNA.

Rep staff and guest speakers will lead sessions on Producing, Talent Development, People, and Audiences. There will be Q&As in each and we’ll be inviting participants to share their own learning too in a ‘roundtable’ style.


Morning Sessions: 10:00am – 12.30pm

Inclusive People, Processes & Systems
Meaningful Engagement with D/deaf and Disabled Audiences

Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm (complimentary)

Afternoon Session: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Creative Practice: Working with D/deaf and Disabled Artists and Participants

With contributions from Paula Garfield, Artistic Director of Deafinitely TheatreCaspian Turner, Director of Accessible By Design, and Workfit Down’s Syndrome Association Employment programme.

You’re invited to attend in person or via Zoom. All sessions will be BSL interpreted.


Talking Bodies Film Screenings: 3.30pm

Hot Coals Productions presents Talking Bodies. Come and witness the first installment of these brilliantly crafted accessible films, both created by a team of Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists, telling the surprising, shocking, sad and funny stories through a series of Talking Heads style monologues.

These films are completely subtitled. Content warnings: please be advised that Talking Bodies explores sensitive material around suicide and sexual assault.

We Care by Steph Lacey
Directed by Clare Louise English

Annie is surprised to find that her new carer happens to be a man, a manly man, a very manly man. This beautiful and funny piece takes a dark turn with devastating consequences when Annie is let down by the system that is meant to take care of her.

Indefinitely by Karl Knights
Directed by Clare Louise English

What happens when the Disability Living Allowance you were awarded indefinitely is stopped? A period of form filling and assessment interviews that seems to go on…well…indefinitely.  A scathing and painful look at the benefit system for the disabled in the UK and its horrific consequences.


Much Ado About Nothing: 7.00pm

All participants are invited to a drinks reception and performance of The Rep’s final Ramps on the Moon production, Much Ado About Nothing, produced by Sheffield Theatres.

Watch the BSL flyer

Book your place

Tickets are FREE but please book your place in advance at

Please include your full name, organisation (if applicable) and whether you’d like to attend in person or via Zoom.

All sessions will be BSL interpreted. We strive to be a theatre for everyone and are working hard to ensure that the event will be as accessible as possible.

Please let us know if you have any requirements we can assist with.

Participants may attend the morning or afternoon session or both.

All participants are welcome to attend the screenings and performance.