Lee Simpson, co-founder of groundbreaking theatre company Improbable, joins forces with Lisa Hammond, renowned for her work with Told by an Idiot, and regular Improbable collaborator Rachael Spence, for this new and provocative devised piece.
Lisa and Rachael wanted to make a show together but they didn’t have any ideas. How do you make a show with no idea? Turn to the great British public.
Armed with a tape recorder, they went on to the streets and asked people to take a good look at them and imagine what their show could be about. Who should play the main character? Who should be the funny one? What should the story be?
What people saw were two young women. One was disabled. One was not.
What people said was funny, heartfelt and sometimes jaw-dropping, but ultimately very revealing about the way people's imaginations are hobbled by the way someone looks.
Using verbatim theatre, comedy double-act and a splash of song and dance they recreate their encounters in this extraordinary show directed by Lee Simpson.
No Idea is the first show to emerge from Improbable's Associate Artist Project, a new venture between Improbable and artists they've worked with regularly in the past, providing artistic and production mentoring support.
For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.
7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?
Read the latest issue before signing up