Dates and Times
Wed 11 March 2020 at 9pm
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Presented by Dip the Nib
D has done something bad. Really, actually, very bad. Permanent expulsion bad. Juvenile detention centre bad. Kiss-goodbye-to-your-future-you’re-never-coming-back-from-this-one bad.
No one expected it of her – least of all D herself.
Grapho is the semi-autobiographical story of a visually-impaired teenager who forges documents for financial gain. It’s about growing up with a shrine to Princess Diana in your living room, about conspiracy theories and crystal healing and giving Tony Blair a heart attack. It’s about being a disabled child living below the breadline and caring for the people who are supposed to be caring for you. At its core, it’s a story of cognitive dissonance, unresolved guilt and readjustment. And fanfiction.
There may be Kate Bush impressions.
This audio-described, one (and a bit) woman show uses the language of graphology (aka handwriting analysis) to unpick the way we tell stories about ourselves and our families.
Supported by Arts Council England
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This performance explores themes of violence, mental health and emotional manipulation. Recommended age rating: 14+. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here.
The company believe this performance needs no health warnings.
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About the company
Dip the Nib is comprised of Daisy Higman and Emma Latham, a duo of disabled theatre-makers from the South West. We devise anarchic, feminist, accessible theatre with a darkly comic bite.