About the show

‘We are warriors. We are survivors. If you need our help, let us know.’

Four people come together to perform a ritual of community and catharsis. Gathering up true stories of deaf women and non-binary people’s experiences of surviving abuse, they form a witches’ coven like no other – with a cauldron of newt’s eyes and butterflies, deep scars and blazing signs.

A visually-rich, playful and pulsatingly urgent world premiere from multi-award-winners Deafinitely Theatre, combining British Sign Language and English in the company’s unique bilingual style. Drawing on interviews with women and non-binary people exploring domestic abuse in the deaf community, this is a defiant and empowering new work from nationally-acclaimed director Paula Garfield marking the company’s 20th anniversary.

Commissioned by the New Diorama Theatre.

Recommended age: 16+ Everyday contains strong language and references to some distressing topics, including:
  • Different forms of domestic abuse: physical, sexual, verbal, controlling behaviour  
  • Descriptions of violence against adults and children
  • Descriptions of sexual abuse against adults and children
  • Discussions of negative mental health


★★★★ "Deafinitely Theatre conjures a potent play. Powerful, unflinching theatre."

Limping Chicken 

★★★ "Deafinitely Theatre's evocative and tender show.... demonstrates the power of sign language to tell a story"

The Guardian 

★★★★ “The feeling is of power and joy... bewitching"

Reviews Hub

★★★ "Compelling bilingual storytelling"

The Stage


Lady A - Fifi Garfield 

Shadow - Cherie Gordon

Aislinn - Zoë McWhinney

Pan - Bea Webster

creative team

Writer & Director – Paula Garfield

Set & Costume Designer – Grace Venning

Lighting Designer – Ali Hunter

Video Designer – Hayley Egan

Sound Designer – XANA

Movement Director – Angela Gasparetto

Dramaturg – Lakesha Arie-Angelo

Production Manager – Charlotte Ranson

support & services

We are proud to be partnered with the Deaf Health charity SignHealth who are committed to improving deaf people’s wellbeing. Their full list of Domestic Abuse support resources and services can be found on their website here.

Further support and services can be viewed here