Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn’t made for him. Through pain and laughter, Roo narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life, leading him to confront one key question: “Where do I belong?”
A coming of age story about discovering your community and the journey that follows. Come and be immersed in Roo’s world as he navigates across borders and grapples with his sense of identity.
★★★★ “Barpaga is a remarkable storyteller” – FestMagazine
★★★ “Confident and Charismatic” – The Stage
Winner of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Awards 2022 and Winner of The Deaf Excellence Award, The Neurodiverse Review Award.
All performances will be in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions.
Cast and Creative Team
Writer / Actor – Rinkoo Barpaga
Director – Tyrone Huggins
Dramaturg – Daniel Bailey
Director of Original Production – Daniel Bailey
Actor / Voice over – Mathias André
Captions - Warren Murray
Lighting Design / Stage Management – Tom Clutterbuck
Sound Design – Mark Fenton
Bilingual Performance Consultant – Kam Deo
Producer – Deaf Explorer
BSL Interpreter – Winston Denerley