Within Sight is a narrative, one-woman poetry performance about running, the Paralympics, and societal attitudes towards disabled people. The show combines poetry, physical movement, and multimedia elements to create a story that has notes of humour, tenderness, pain, and sincerity.
Within Sight follows its protagonist, who has albinism, as she goes out for a run in an attempt to clear her head after receiving some bad news: she had been training to compete in the 1500 metres at the Paralympics, but has narrowly missed out on being picked for the team. As she runs, she recalls the events that led up to this moment, reflecting on the relationships between her body, her senses, and her sport.
The show premiered at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in October 2019. The first dates of a planned Scottish tour took place at The Traverse in March 2020, before the rest of the tour was postponed due to COVID-19.
A digital version of the show was created with support from Unlimited and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The film premiered at the Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival in January 2021, and was shown as part of Summerhall’s hybrid Edinburgh Fringe programme. Since September 2021, Within Sight has been slow touring around Scotland to venues including Macrobert Arts Centre and The Byre Theatre – check the News page for upcoming dates.