Running time :55mins      Director: Jo Lewis

An Eye opening documentary following the first ever performance by pioneering Deaf and disabled company Graeae (pronounced Grey Eye) at London’s National Theatre.

Film Titles designed by Sir Peter Blake 




UK PREMIERE: Glasgow Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE:   St Louis International Film Festival USA








Director and Producer:  Jo Lewis

18 years international production experience making factual docs and drama for companies including Talkback, IWC, Spun Gold and The BBC and films by Mike Leigh, Anthony Minghella, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnolds OSCAR winning film ‘WASP’.

Jo has a background in theatre working with directors like David Farr, John Wright, Mel Smith and Dominic Cooke at The Gate and The Kings Head in London.  She has an MA in Text and Performance Studies from RADA.


DOP: Nicola Daley

For two consecutive years Nicola has been nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary by the Australian Academy of Cinema and TV Arts (Australian BAFTA) awards. She also worked on the 2006 Academy Award nominated short ’The Saviour’.


Editor: Adam Gough

Editorial department credits include - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2, In Bruges, Children of Men and Pan. Adam recently edited Johnny Depp’s documentary on Keith Richards.


Executive Producer: Simon Gilchrist

Simon has Directed, Produced and Series Produced critically acclaimed Documentaries for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Channel 4 and The BBC.  He has won a Royal Television Society Award and earned 4 BAFTA nominations.


Producer(s) for Breakneck Films:  Sam Callis and Ben Callis

Executive Producer: Lee Friend


Featuring the Director, Cast and Technical Crew of The Solid Life of Sugar Water.

5-stars “This is the type of frank, shocking theatre that will follow you home; sitting on your shoulder and in the back of your mind for days.” Frowning

4-stars “One of the most talked about plays at the fringe…the writing is visceral and precise.” Financial Times

Phil and Alice are in love. Phil and Alice are healing wounds. Phil and Alice are desperate to communicate.

Candid, uninhibited and visceral, this new play from the award winning Jack Thorne is an intimate, tender portrait of loss, hurt and recovery.

The Solid Life of Sugar Water received unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences since its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with The Times calling it ‘startlingly good’.

Jack Thorne’s previous credits include Let the Right One In and Hope for the stage, as well as television dramas Glue, Skins, Shameless and This is England. His new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in the West End in 2016.


With the kind consent and co-operation of the members of The Graeae Theatre Company London.

a short version of this film is also available.