Dia-Beat-Es/Regional Tour/Spring 2023
Part theatre, part rave - an autobiographical show that explored the highs and lows of managing type 1 diabetes. Incorporating music, dance, BSL and recordings from those with lived experience of the condition, the audience experienced a dj set with a difference as DJ Beat-Es took them on a musical and theatrical journey.
The set and costumes were inspired by Paul's Libre Disk blood tracker and the colours and symbols on his insulin pen, while behind him a row of lights formed a soundwave shape that pulsed and changed with the different music and recordings.
Written, directed and performed by Paul O'Donnell
Set and Costume Designer- Abby Clarke
Lighting Designer- Rhys Parker
BSL Interpreters - Andrea Daly and Erin Hutching
Production Stage Managers - Elliot Mitchell and Tracy Croft
Photography by Andy Moore