Sunday, June 23

Tag: Jack Hunter

One of Two – Traverse Theatre
Scotland

One of Two – Traverse Theatre

Jack Hunter tells the story of his Scottish childhood, with pre-recorded content from his tenacious twin sister, Bec. Jack and Bec both have cerebral palsy, and Bec, in particular, has really had to fight to make her way in life. Jack is a multi-talented performer: an actor, a writer, and a poet.  His humour is playful and acerbic, but there is also a deep anger and a determination to change things. Cerebral palsy affects every person differently. Jack walks with a limp and can’t tie his shoelaces; Bec is a full-time wheelchair user. At high school, they were forced to seek refuge from the other kids in the Base, a dingy “bunker” full of dilapidated furniture decorated with “ancient phallic hieroglyphs”. The playground was not a safe place for them. A teacher rages at Bec fo...
Kerbs – Unity Theatre
North West

Kerbs – Unity Theatre

Kerbs, written by Michael Southan and directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin, is a brutally honest and delightfully awkward story about dating with disability and fighting for your independence while keeping your relationships, romantic and otherwise, alive. Fully subtitled throughout, with audio description available, the play cleverly uses set and graphics to bring life to an original take on the boy meets girl story. Lucy (Maya Coates) has signed up to a dating app and it’s clear from the start that she’s looking for sex rather than love. As is always the way, there are a few cringey profiles that she quickly blocks, but sparks fly when she “meets” David (Jack Hunter) resulting in some heavy flirting in the DMs. They soon meet up in person for drinks, but a fun evening which both are hopin...