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The Gingerbread Witch

Supported by Arts Council England, The Gingerbread Witch was created first as a performance piece in collaboration with artists Vilma Jackson and Joel Daniel. Now devised as a full live touring production, it has also been adapted into animation.

Hailing from the old mystical Scottish village of Oban, young twins Anders (deaf) and Aurora (hearing) share a special bond. Children have been inexplicably disappearing in the village for generations until one day the twins find themselves at the heart of this mystery. Will their bond help them defy the odds?

This enchanting tale features a deaf character at its core, enabling deaf children to see themselves represented in media from a young age. It was awarded Best Artistic Short Film by Deaffest in 2019, Best Animation Short Film by Festival Clin d’Oeil, and in 2020 Colombia’s International Deaf Arts Festival screened the theatre production virtually.

Director – Paul Miller

The Gingerbread Witch