Extraordinary Bodies: Delicate

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Event information

  • Date:
  • Price:
    Standard £15.50, Concessions £13.25
  • Venue:
    Fireworks Factory
  • Age Guidance:
    All ages, although not a 'family show'

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Their lives are different, but one thing unites them: they’re frustrated with their bodies changing, ageing, breaking, no longer obeying. Outraged that they can’t override this. They climb, hang, balance, slide, collapse, hold and hug. They examine the marks life has left on their bodies. In the background, fragments of film and audio mirror these marks in the wounds inflicted on our planet.

Jamie Beddard’s voice as a writer cuts through the noise. He throws the expected out the window. Instead, he tells us raw, relatable stories about what it means to be delicate. Come and experience these characters as they implode, assess the damage, and maybe rebuild themselves. They’re fighting the grind of what’s expected. And you might feel inspired to do the same.

Delicate is BSL interpreted, audio described and captioned.

Delicate is a co-production by Extraordinary Bodies, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Figurteatret i Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre).


Co-directed by Eilís Bevan-Davis, Lydia Harper and Jamie Beddard
Written by Jamie Beddard
Cast: Jordan Morton-Trowers, Pat Garrett, Sophia McLean and Edward Muir

Extraordinary Bodies is a vital collaboration between show-makers, Cirque Bijou, and Diverse City, a charity that champions diversity and equity in the performing arts.

Collectively, they create a unique and magical space where diverse bodies are embraced, boundaries are broken, and inclusivity is championed. Bringing together the skill and talent of D/deaf, disabled, and non-disabled artists, their work is testament to how diverse, extraordinary people can work equally together on and off stage.

"A fragile and intimate production bursting with renewed hope"

4 Stars

Review for Human by Northern Arts Review (2021)

Event Info

Extraordinary Bodies: Delicate

Event information

  • Running Time:
    50 minutes + 10 minutes soft close | Show ends at 8:30pm
  • Other Event Info:
    Captions and BSL are both embedded into the show and displayed on a screen at the rear of the stage. Audio description is prerecorded and available through headsets.
  • Other Event Info 2:
    Access tours are available prior to the show. Performances are “chilled”, meaning people can make noise and come in and out of the space.

Dates and Times

  • Audio Described, Signed, Captioned, Relaxed performance Book
  • Audio Described, Signed, Captioned, Relaxed performance Book