Read: Deaf actress Sophie Stone’s journey from single mother to leading lady

Posted on September 24, 2015



BBC Ouch have got a fantastic article about Deaf actress Sophie Stone on their site.

Extract:

Sophie Stone was a young deaf single mother when she won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is now getting recognition for her theatre and TV work.

About to start a tour in the UK, Sophie Stone is the lead actress in a new play Woman of Flowers. The production features a mixture of spoken and visual language, which echoes Stone’s own confusing journey in communication as a deaf person.

Disabled playwright Kaite O’Reilly created the play with Stone in mind. Based on a Welsh myth, Woman of Flowers uses music, movement, speech and a sign-like visual language to tell the story of a farmer’s wife who has forgotten her past but wants a different future to the one chosen for her by her husband and his uncle.

Looking back at Stone’s own past, it might be considered surprising she’s ended up doing what she does now.

Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-29235732

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