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This is an 85 minute gem!

Two performers went out and asked the public what they should produce a play about and then asked them to create the story as a sort of ‘chain play’. The resulting piece tells the story of the process and stages the ideas and the play.

It’s really hard to describe the result; all I can say is that it’s original, inventive and very funny. I smiled for almost all of the 80 minutes running time and at the end I felt uplifted. It does ask you to examine attitudes to disability but does it so cleverly that it makes you think without ever becoming an ‘issue’ play.

It feels like an Improbable show so I’m sure Lee Simpson’s direction has played its part in creating something that is so consistently entertaining and thought-provoking, with just a handful of props, but the personalities and friendship of performers Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence is crucial to the piece and their charm and their chemistry is the key to its success.

Don’t try to categorise it, just go and enjoy it for what it is.

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