Written by Lisa Hammond, Lee Simpson & Rachael Spence.
Performed by Lisa Hammond & Rachael Spence.
Direction by Lee Simpson.
Design by Ben Stones.
Lighting by Colin Grenfell.
World Premiere, Autumn 2018:
22 September – Artsdepot, North Finchley, London
24 & 25 September – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, tickets available here.
3 Oct – The Arc, Stockton-on-Tees
4 – 6 Oct – Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
16 & 17 October – Exeter Library (TBC)
19 & 20 October – Dartington Arts
23 – 27 October – Birmingham Rep, tickets available here.
31 October – 17 November – Royal Court, London, tickets available here
Captioned: Thu 8 Nov & Wed 14 Nov
Audio Described: Sat 10 Nov
BSL interpreted: Thu 15 Nov
Main image: Idil Sukan
Best mates Lisa and Rachael are making a new show almost a decade after they created their first piece together.
Back then they had no idea where to start so they went onto the streets and asked the public. What story should they tell? What characters should they play? When they saw Lisa in a wheelchair and Rachael not, what the public said was funny, jaw-dropping and ultimately heartbreaking. They made a show about it. It was called No Idea.
Now people say the world has changed and things are looking up. There are more disabled people in the mainstream media, Lisa landed a big part on TV and disabled mates are getting regular auditions – happy days. So what kind of exciting stories are the TV professionals dreaming up for them?
Still No Idea is the whole story (so far): the British public, the professional writers, the TV execs. Part verbatim theatre, part improv, part comedy sketch show, this is a raucous and mischievous exposé of good intentions gone bad and how sometimes no matter how hard we try, we still have absolutely no idea.
“Pin sharp, provocative and hugely entertaining” The Times (on No Idea)
“Wonderful to watch …… hilariously rude and naughty” The Daily Telegraph (on No Idea)
We will be presenting each performance in a relaxed environment, aiming to create a space for everyone, especially people who would benefit from a more informal experience. Some of the things that will be in place include:
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