Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. As they begin to question the world around them, three powerful coming-of-age stories unfold, uniting in a struggle against violence, ignorance and oppression.

Connected through a shared past, they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views Deaf people for over a century.

Ad Infinitum combine the company’s signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of British Sign Language in an unmissable feast for the senses.

Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ is a bilingual performance in English and BSL with integrated captioning.


Co-Artistic Director / Director of EWO̶S̶: George Mann
Project Producer: Hattie Gregory
Senior Producer: Emily Williams (on maternity leave until November)
Co-Artistic Director: Nir Paldi

Sound Designer: Sam Halmarack
Set & Costume Designer: Anna Orton
Lighting Designer: Jo Palmer
Video and Caption Designer: Gillian Tan

Devising Company: David Ellington, Matthew Gurney, Deborah Pugh, Mia Ward, Charlotte Dubery

BSL Interpreters: Kyra Pollitt, Rachael Veazey, Chris Curran, Paul Mancini

Production Manager: Mark Munday
Technical Stage Manager: Al Orange

“Ad Infinitum is different. It is a theatre company that refuses to be put in a box”
Lyn Gardner, The Stage

“One of contemporary theatre’s vital organs” Time Out

Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ will premiere in Autumn 2019 before embarking on a UK tour throughout 2019 and 2020.

The project will include a new show, BSL and D/deaf awareness workshops and sharing of work from Deaf academic Dr Paddy Ladd. 


Full tour announced soon - throughout the UK in 2019 & 2020! Please check back for more dates & tickets.



Co-Commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic, HOME, Newbury Corn Exchange, In Good Company and in association with Salisbury Playhouse, supported by The North Wall.

Made possible through funding from Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.