About Partnerships Associate Company AUGMENTED Produced in association with Told by an Idiot Just flick a switch and everything will be okay. A personal story about the joy, and conflict, of becoming ‘hearing’ again after 22 years of progressive deafness. From going deaf in her 20s, Sophie, aged 39, was activated as a real-life ‘cyborg’; welcomed back into the hearing world and even able to stream music directly to her brain. This funny and energetic one person show brought to life Sophie’s real experiences and explored the impact of her ‘activation’ on her sense of self and on the very closest of her relationships. As we began to understand her journey more, Sophie invited us to consider the transformative power of technology; is her experience a blueprint for the future of humanity? All performances were captioned, audio described and relaxed. Reviews ★★★★ ‘Augmented is a beautifully conceived piece that acts as a rallying call, championing good accessible theatre. A must see, whatever your background’ QUAYS LIFE ‘A totally unique writer.. an absolutely amazing performer’ IRVINE WELSH ★★★★ 'Humour, honesty and invention' THE STAGE ‘A fascinating and moving production’ NUMBER 9 Credits Writer and Performer Sophie WoolleyDirector Rachel Bagshaw Assistant Director Esther DixDesigners Laura Hopkins and Khadija RazaLighting and Projection Design Joshua Pharo Composer and Sound Designer Adrienne QuartlyMovement Direction Rachel Drazek Production Manager and Stage Manager Simon Perkins Dramaturg Sarah DickensonAudio Description Michael Achtman SSE Monitor Jean St Clair Tour Dates 2020 5-7 March Royal Exchange Theatre (Studio), Manchester 9-11 March Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The Door) 12-14 March Salisbury Playhouse (Studio) 17-21 March Theatre Royal Plymouth (The Drum) 25 March Cambridge Junction (J2) Gallery Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The original R&D was funded in its development by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Originally developed with Ovalhouse. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre. Augmented is sponsored by Advanced Bionics.