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Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster

    "Thou liest, malignant thing!"

    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. TV Judge Ariel Storm gives Caliban a chance to give his side of the story that led him to be branded throughout history as some kind of monster. Join the jury and vote. Guilty or Not Guilty. You decide!

    Part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives and inspired by The Tempest, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company have been working with deaf and disabled artists in Hong Kong and the UK, to create an exciting new show about a very old problem. Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster explores the meaning of "home" and relationship with "the other". It will be performed in Hong Kong and Glasgow simultaneously for both a live and digital audience.

    To ensure the best theatre experience, visually impaired audience members are recommended to arrive at the Black Box Theatre entrance 45 minutes prior to the peformance for a touch tour.

    Remarks: Audiences will be asked to vote through mobile phones throughout the performance.

    Directors: Garry Robson, Robert Softley Gale

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    Breaking the Boundaries: Inclusive Theatre in the UK

    Scotland's Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is a pioneer in inclusive theatre, seeing disability as an opportunity to explore untold stories and develop a radical new language for the dramatic arts. Learn from artistic director Garry Robson about the evolution of inclusive theatre in the UK, the company's singular "aesthetics of access", and the world première of Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster in Hong Kong.

    Speaker: Garry Robson (Artistic Director, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company)

    In English
    Free admission. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis

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