Marking International Sign Language Day 2023, Deafinitely Theatre presents a special charity fundraising performance of V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) acclaimed The Vagina Monologues in British Sign Language and spoken English with captions, directed by Paula Garfield.

Performed by 20 deaf and hearing women from all walks of life, the one-off performance will raise much-needed funds for the charity Deaf-initely Women, which provides essential services to make sure all deaf and deafblind women are able to live free from abuse. 

Written 27 years ago, The Vagina Monologues is based on writer V’s “Vagina Interviews” conducted with 200 women all around the world. This collection of funny, lively and emotional monologues represents the untold experiences of women in a powerful theatrical experience, presented for the first time in a BSL performance on this scale; an unmissable celebration of womanhood and sexuality. 

On International Sign Language Day, Deafinitely Theatre is proud to be a part of this play’s legacy raising money to support the end of violence against deaf and deafblind women. 

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Hackney Empire, London
Saturday 23 September 2023

Time 7:30pm 
Tickets £25

About the performance

Runtime 90 minutes approx.

Show info
Age Recommendation: 14+ (contains strong language, references to rape and violence against women)

The performance will be a mix of British Sign Language, spoken English and captions.

Click here to view The Vagina Monologues freesheet.


The evening’s proceeds will support Deaf-initely Women to find and train more deaf people to become qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advocates, a specialist professional who works closely with domestic abuse survivors.

With only 10 deaf IDVAs currently covering the whole of the deaf community across the UK, the funds will create crucial qualification opportunities needed to increase this number and meet demand.

Deaf-initely Women is a charity that is led by deaf and deafblind women bringing deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind women together. One of the crucial services they provide is DEaf Abuse Free service to help deaf and deafblind women to live a life free from abuse.

You can also watch videos and learn about the different types of abuse on their free website Spring Derbyshire.

Meet our cast! 

Read their full biographies here


Paula Garfield announces the performance!

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