We are a company of storytellers with learning disabilities who campaign to make our voices heard in society. Our new show tells the story of Fanny Fust, an heiress born in Bristol in 1764, with severe learning disabilities carried away to France by a “soldier of fortune”. Rescued and brought home, her case came to trial before the good citizens of Bristol who set about deciding whether or not she understood the meaning of marriage. The story raises questions about capacity and consent that are as relevant today as they were in 1787.
Merlin Theatre, Frome BA11 2HG