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Funny Peculiar is the latest lockdown production from Little Cog as part of their Staging Our Futures programme. The piece stars Liz Carr of Silent Witness fame, Mandy Colleran, a comedian and activist, and Bea Webster who is currently an associate of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Playwright’s Studio of Scotland.
Four Star Review from The Stage – “Well-acted, wittily scripted film about disabled women in lockdown that is both funny and hard-hitting”
Zsa Zsa, Raquelle, Blanche and Cuba are in quarantine – four disabled women locked down, locked in, shut up and shouted down.
While the rest of the nation is in meltdown, it takes a lot to phase this quartet.
The new terrain is worrying and frustrating but these women are prepared – perhaps they have waited for a moment like this their whole lives.
In a sequence of four original, cross-cutting, witty and wise monologues, broadcasting from their own homes during quarantine, these women are myth-busters giving their all to expose the lie of vulnerability.
Performed by an incredible cast of actors: Liz Carr (from Silent Witness fame), Mandy Colleran (a comedian and activist), Bea Webster (Royal Shakespeare Company and The Playwright’s Studio of Scotland) and Little Cog’s very own Vici Wreford-Sinnott.
Vici has said of the piece, “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with such an amazing cast to tell the stories of disabled women. It feels more important now than ever that we ensure we are visible, given that recent figures have been released showing that disabled women are 11.9 times more likely to die in the current pandemic than other people. Vici continued, “Terms like ‘vulnerable’ and ‘underlying health conditions’ have led to thinking that the deaths of certain groups of people are inevitable. Expected and accepted”.
Little Cog decided to challenge that belief and develop work that celebrated disabled women in their rich and complex glory. “We are so excited to be working with Liz, Mandy and Bea. Vici has spent time discussing disabled women’s experiences with all cast members and is writing bespoke work for the actors.”
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