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Extraordinary Wall o̶f̶ ̶S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶

An Ad Infinitum Production Age guidance 14+
24 - 26 October 2019 In The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse
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Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 October at 7.45pm
Saturday matinee at 2.45pm


Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. Connecting through a shared past they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views Deaf people for over a century.   

Ad Infinitum combine the company's signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of British Sign Language in an unmissable feast for the senses.  Extraordinary Wall ​of S̶i̶l̶e̶n̶c̶e̶​ is a bilingual performance in BSL and English.  

“A theatre company that refuses to be put in a box”
Lyn Gardner, The Stage

“One of contemporary theatre’s vital organs”
Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Beautifully orchestrated ... Ad Infinitum have triumphed"
Broadway World

★ ★ ★ ★ "A deft demonstration of how language is not limited to voice"
Whats On Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ "A show that breaks down barriers as well as taboos"
Stage Talk Magazine

"Powerful and unique ... a potent and at times shocking piece of storytelling"
Bristol 24/7

"Commanding performances make for multi-sensory insights into an untold story"
Bristol Magazine

Co-commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic, HOME, Newbury Corn Exchange, In Good Company, in association with Wiltshire Creative and supported by The North Wall. Made possible through funding from Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.


If you would like a script of the show sent to you in advance, please email

Booking Details

Tickets £13.50 (under 25s £9)

Members 10% discount Thu 24 Oct

Access Performances


All performances include a BSL interpreter.

Cast & Creatives


Director George Mann

Design Anna Orton

Lighting Jo Palmer