Deafinitely Theatre, Birmingham Rep and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre present

 The Promise

By Paula Garfield and Melissa Mostyn

About the show 

Rita is really confused.

She can’t understand why the deaf education system she’s tirelessly championed throughout her teaching career is getting worse and worse, or why there is only one care home in the whole of England that looks after people in her language. On the Isle of Wight. 

She’s also confused about where her family is, and why she can’t remember where the milk goes… 

This striking world première from the nationally acclaimed British theatre company Deafinitely Theatre (The Vagina Monologues, Everyday and 4.48 Psychosis) is inspired by the extraordinary experiences of deaf people living with dementia. 

Written by Paula Garfield and Melissa Mostyn, The Promise is directed by Paula Garfield in the company’s renowned highly visual style combining British Sign Language and English.


The Rep, Birmingham

5 April - 13 April 2024

Book here

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Home | Facebook

Northern Stage

19 April - 20 April

Book here

Home Manchester

25 April - 27 April

Book here

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

30 April - 11 May 2024

Book here

More tour dates coming soon…


Deafinitely Theatre announces the show!