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Starring Your Pain


Fully booked

This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Saturday 18 February 2017


When performance is made from direct personal experience of physical or mental ill-health, how might that affect the approach of the critic faced with reviewing it? Writer Maddy Costa hosts a frank discussion between artists and critics on the complex relationship between autobiographical work and its responses.  


Maddy Costa, writer


  • Bobby Baker, artist
  • Lyn Gardner, theatre critic, writer and journalist for the Guardian
  • Alexandrina Hemsley, dance artist 
  • Rosemary Waugh, Reviews Editor for Exeunt, and a freelance writer and editor currently reviewing national shows for The Stage

A limited number of tickets have been held back for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. To book one of these tickets, or if you have other accessibility requests or requirements, please email access@wellcomecollection.org or call us on 020 7611 2222. This event will be British Sign Language interpreted by Kathy Yeoman and Kam Deo.

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