Disabled Writer's Meeting Play Opens at SohoDate: 16 July 2002
Disabled playwright Kerry Hood's new play Meeting Myself Coming Back makes its London premiere at Soho Theatre this week. The piece, the first to be staged from the theatre's disPlay4 project for disabled authors, opens on 19 July 2002 (previews from 18 July) and continues to 17 August.
Catherine has too much to say - so many inside words - but can't speak. In the last eight years, the only outside words she has uttered are 'thank you'. On the eve of her 21st birthday, Catherine revisits her childhood home and finally faces the disturbing truth of her savage past. And begins to speak...
Billed as "an extraordinary and funny play about isolation and the fight for survival", Meeting Myself Coming Back stars Annie Fitzmaurice, Joanna Holden, Clive Mendus and Lisa Moule.
The production is directed by John Wright, co-founder of both the Trestle and Told By An Idiot theatre companies. It is designed by Tom Piper, with lighting by Jason Taylor and sound by John A Leonard.
The disPlay4 project was a project run jointly by Soho Theatre, Graeae Theatre Company and writernet. The project gave four disabled writers a one-year cross-media writing development programme and a commission for the first draft of a play. All four scripts were given rehearsed readings in November 2001 as part of Soho's annual Writers Festival. Meeting Myself Coming Back is the first to receive a full-scale production.
- by Terri Paddock
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