A new show exploring ‘what it’s like being a 20 something disabled person dating’ is coming to Unity Theatre
1 year ago
The UK’s leading disabled led theatre company, Graeae has announced the cast for the national tour of Kerbs, which is coming to Unity Theatre next month.
The show will feature Maya Coates, in her professional stage debut, as Lucy, Jack Hunter (Cost of Living – Hampstead Theatre, Teenage Dick – Donmar Warehouse) as David and Rekha John-Cheriyan(Hollyoaks – Channel 4, Tomb Raider – Warner Bros) as Carol and Toni.
Lucy and David are dating. Or at least, they’re trying to. Faced with first-date disasters, a few crossed wires and Lucy’s mum, what they really need is a bit of space, a bit of fun – and ideally some independence.
Escaping for the weekend to a caravan park in Somerset, it’s time for them to find out if their spark will finally catch, or burn everything to the ground.
Directed by co-Artistic Director & CEO of DaDa Fest, Nickie Miles-Wildin (Crips without Constraints, Cuttin’ It), who has a long association with Graeae, Kerbs will arrive at Unity Theatre on 9 March.
Writer Michael Southan says:
“I’m delighted that Kerbs has found a home with Graeae at the Belgrade Theatre and thrilled that a love story with disabled people at its heart will be seen on stages across the country”
Director Nickie Miles-Wildin says:
“I’m incredibly excited to be bringing Mike’s amazing script to the stage. Kerbs is a witty representation of what it’s like being a 20 something disabled person dating and carefully navigating your way through a relationship.”
The designer of Kerbs is Amanda Mascarenhas (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Northern Stage, Run It Back – Talawa Theatre) , LX and AV designer is Josh Pharo (Cinderella – Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, The Color Purple – Leicester Curve & Birmingham Hippodrome), sound designer is Charlotte Barber (Utopia – Royal Exchange, Up The Hill – Royal Exchange, Belle and Mary – The Dukes Playhouse) and movement director Angela Gasparetto (The Tyler Sisters, Hampstead Theatre, One Under – Graeae & Theatre Royal Plymouth).
The production marks the beginning of Graeae’s fortieth anniversary year.
Kerbs will feature Graeae’s signature integrated creative captioning and audio description at every show. A digital version will also be made available for home-viewing at the end of the run.
The production is supported by the Garfield Weston Culture Fund and Arts Council England.