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GLASGOW HONG KONG 1 show performed with cast split between Hong Kong and Glasgow, 2 or 3 actors in each 4 languages; English, Cantonese, BSL & HKSL Subtitles in 2 languages 2 Deaf performers kept connected to the show's progress 4 sign language interpreters, 2 live in HK, 1 in GLA and 1 in pre-records 8 hours' time difference 421 people used voting poll on mobile devices via web or text 70 Online Viewers from across UK, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong 601 Audience members 2 live linked performances No wired internet connections; wifi or 4G at each end Only 1 full dress rehearsal in performance spaces 4 Public talks in Hong Kong

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The People’s Court is now in session.
All Rise!

What really happened when Miranda met Caliban and Caliban met Miranda and Prospero didn’t approve?

Visit the island. Hear the testimonies. Explore the evidence.

Join TV Judge Ariel-Jacob as he gives Caliban a chance to give his side of the story that lead him to be branded throughout history as some kind of monster. Join the jury. Hear the testimonies. Explore the evidence.

Then vote. Guilty or Not Guilty. You decide!

Part of the Shakespeare Lives International Festival and inspired by a key incident in Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Birds of Paradise Theatre Company have been working with D/deaf and disabled artists in Hong Kong and the UK and with Glasgow hip-hop legends Hector Bizerk to create a thrilling courtroom drama Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster.

Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster explores the meaning of ‘home’, our fear of its ‘invasion’ and our relationship to ‘the other’. It will be performed in Hong Kong and Glasgow in November 2016 simultaneously in English, Cantonese, British Sign Language and Hong Kong Sign Language for both a live and digital audience.

“Oh Brave New World that has such people in it!”

Miranda and Caliban

Click here for our BSL introduction to the production and other access information.

Four Fanthoms Five by Hector Bizerk