An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury.
Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds.
The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope.
Supported by Feethams Leisure and Urban & CIvic
‘’offers both humanity and insight, and a completely different theatrical experience’’ ★★★★The Arts Review
‘Beautiful put together!’ ★★★★The Guardian
"A real-life ordeal, captured by a daring, disorientating artistic collaboration, which works brilliantly on so many levels...It should be available on prescription.” ★★★★★The Stage
“A quietly devastating example of uncategorisable art at its best.” ★★★★Time Out London
‘’A harrowing journey into an artist's experience of a rare brain infection’’ ★★★★Evening Standard
“This story – hers – becomes mine because she puts it into my head so directly. She rebuilds herself from nothing and then shares the fall and rise with me alone.” - Exeunt Magazine
Shannon Yee (Sickels) is a Belfast-based playwright and producer. Reassembled, Slightly Askew is her autobiographical audio-based artwork about her near-death experience and subsequent acquired brain injury, created with an interdisciplinary team of artists, her neurosurgeon and head injury nurse.
Biomedical Advisory Team:
Mr Roy McConnell - Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital
Colin Williamson - Head Injury Liaison Nurse, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
PARENTAL GUIDANCE: The language and themes of this performance may not suitable for children. We suggest an age rating of 16+ but it's entirely up to you.
FREE Artist's Talk: Saturday 4 March @ 4-5pm
Shannon Yee (Sickels) will talk to us about how and why she makes theatre, thinking about her process starting from her own lived experience.
We aim to welcome everyone. Please contact us to ask about access related questions.