Don't. Make. Tea.

Birds of Paradise Theatre by Rob Drummond

WED 5 - SAT 8 OCT, 7.30pm

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About

The near future. The benefits system has undergone a transformation. For the better? We shall see.

Chris never wanted to end up here. She’s a proud woman and hates asking for help but when her condition deteriorated she had no choice but to claim disability benefits.

Ralph believes in the new system. He knows it works. He knows it can work for Chris. He’s here today, in her home, to assess her. To prove to her that there has been no mistake - she is fit and capable of working. Chris knows he is wrong. Knows her life will be over if his verdict stands. Can she persuade him to change his mind? And, if not, how far is she willing to go to save herself?

If you are capable of killing and disposing of a body, can you really call yourself disabled?

A riveting new dark comedy from Rob Drummond (Bulletcatch, The Majority) presented by Scotland’s disability-led theatre company.

This show will have Integrated BSL, Audio Description & Captions for every performance.


The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, and has received additional support from the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund and Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund for Cultural Organisations.


"…this is one brilliantly shrewd triumph of a show…" - The Herald - Purposeless Movements

“They’re challenging political correctness and audience ideas. And they do it so well.”Broadway World - Blanche & Butch

"Wendy Hoose reflects the intelligent minds behind it, especially in terms of the integration of the audio description, British Sign Language interpretation and animated surtitles"The Skinny - Wendy Hoose


If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


Credits

  • DirectorRobert Sofetly Gale
  • WriterRob Drummond
  • Set & Costume DesignKenneth MacLeod
  • Lighting Design & Production ManagementLouise Gregory
  • AV DesignJamie MacDonald
  • CompositionScott Twynholm

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