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Extract from Everything is Wondrous as part of Rendezvous

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As part of Live Theatre's season launch actors Phil Corbitt and Zoe Lambert read a script-in-hand extract from Everything Is Wondrous written by Amy Golding One of the short plays as part of Rendezvous (Thursday 28 May to Saturday 6 June) Everything Is Wondrous is the story of two friends and a mix tape. It’s a true story, told in the words of the two people involved. Jo Milne, from Gateshead, has Usher syndrome, a condition that affects both hearing and vision: she was born profoundly deaf and her sight is progressively getting worse. However, in 2014 cochlear implant surgery gave her the chance of hearing for the first time. In anticipation of a successful operation, she asked her friend Tremayne Crossley to make her a mix tape featuring a song from every year of her life, which would be the first music that she would ever hear. The play reminds us how important and immediate music can be in our lives, though we often take it for granted. It tells of their friendship, how Tremayne made his choices and how Jo is catching up with forty years of musical sounds. Inspired by Julia's blog.