Headshot of Jenny Sealey with flour falling from above her. She wears grey with a silver necklace and pink lipstick.

Self-Raising by Mike Kenny and Jenny Sealey

Performed in: BSL & English
Interpreted to: English
Captioned in: English

Duration: 1 hour
Age Suitability: 14+
Price: From £10.00


Please note that this show contains references to abuse, strong language, audism, death and bereavement.

Growing up Deaf in a family with a secret concealed from both her and her siblings, shaped Jenny Sealey’s childhood.  Discovering the truth a few years ago, she was sent into a spin as she realised that her life could have been so very different. Now, the award-winning Artistic Director of disabled-led theatre company Graeae, is ready to share her experience with an audience in Self-Raising, a blisteringly honest, reflective, and often laugh-out-loud funny one-woman show.

Self-Raising is presented by Graeae in association with Soho Theatre and Theatre Iolo, and was developed with The Incubator at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath.

*Show dates available outside of Edinburgh Deaf Festival, from 2nd – 27th August.

Book now

The event is finished.




12:30 - 13:30


Pleasance Dome
1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

Edinburgh Deaf Festival is brought to you by Deaf Action. Registered Company Number SC396876. Registered Charity SC009898. Registered address, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY.

Deaf Action Logo

Get in touch

Email: festival@deafaction.org

Tel: 0131 556 3128

WhatsApp (text or video call): 07775 620 757