Lianne Herbert
Lianne Herbert 

Reviews:

Deafinitely Theatre

 

4Play 2013: The Door

 

The Door was directed by Ramesh Meyappan with Lina Kankevicute acting.

 

Deaf Capital

 

Planetdeafastastic

 

Lina Kankevicute, the actor, wrote her review:

 

'The play was using simple choreography and metaphors. No props – just a door, a teddy bear, some thread and needles. I was the only and main character to convey this awful story although the presence of a brutal man was recurrent. Who was he???… Father, brother, boyfriend, neighbour??? It is for the audience to decide…'

 

4Play 2012: TwentyFortySeven 

 

TwentyFortySeven was directed by Caroline Parker with actors Sophie Stone and Daniel Alan Roberts. 

 

Disability Arts Online

 

Charlie Swinbourne wrote the following review for my play:

 
‘After the interval, two plays offering some light relief arrived. Lianne Herbert’s ‘TwentyFortySeven’ is a satire set in 2047 that turns the world on its head by painting a picture of a dystopian (or possibly utopian, depending on which side you’re on) world where a deaf government has taken over, banning speech.


Soon, a young couple are forced to improve their signing to a level that is deemed acceptable by the authorities. Several scenes are laugh-out loud funny and the reversal of the expected cleverly leaves you considering our own world. The concept is fantastic, and I would say that Herbert is a writer well worth watching.’

 

Stage & Sign

 

‘Lianne Herbert showcased her first play “TwentyFortySeven” this year. A fantastical look into the future where a Deaf government rule and speech is banned. Overall there was quite a dark feel to this piece (although it might be because I was watching from a hearing perspective) with some comic relief moments that made the finale seem even more brutal. I could absolutely reminisce to when I first started learning to sign and like the character of Dan used slow, exaggerated hand movements, chopping and changing between left and right hands and getting my vowels mixed up.’

 

Deaffirefly

 

A review by Donna Williams:

 

‘The next two plays were much lighter, and being a sci-fi nut, I really enjoyed Lianne Herbert’s TwentyFortySeven, which turned the future on its head with a deaf-led government. Some moments were hilarious, with just enough dark undertone to keep it real.’ 

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