Chris is Deaf in a hearing world. Chris is Black on a racist island.
No code. No imprint. No escape.
But this is not a tragedy. This is a story of hope. This is a story about owning your identity.

Once upon a time there was a boy from down the road
He contracted meningitis at the age of two years old
His life had been ok but now little did he know
His hearing was to leave him and was due to change his world

This is the world premiere of Follow the Signs – a brand new piece of fully BSL-integrated hip-hop gig theatre.


All performances will be in BSL, Spoken English, Rap and English Captions.

Trigger warnings – this show includes scenes with bullying, racism and audism. The show also includes loud music and strobe lights.


Gaia Ahuja

Chris Fonseca

Harry Jardine

Raphaella Julien


Harry Jardine

Director, co-writer and Performer

Chris Fonseca

Co-writer, Choreographer and Performer

Yacoub Didi


Simeon Miller

Lighting Designer

Gareth Tucker

Sound Designer

Rachel Sampley

Video and Caption Designer

Deepa Shastri, Kelsey Cherie Gordon

BSL Consultants

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