Self & Other, directed by Jamie Hale collates monologues from some of the UK’s most exciting disabled writer-performers; the result is an exploration of the human experience that will leave you questioning, connecting and feeling more alive than ever before.

Self & Other unravels the intricate threads that separate one individual from another, for though no man is an island, disabled people know intimately what it is to be unable to be self without the support of another…

The Moon Jellyfish, by Simone Roach, performed by Sonera Theo Angel

A captivating, lyrically luscious love letter to the beauty, heritage, and heart of the disabled community.

Fragments, by Ada Eravama

Grace’s influencer lifestyle comes into conflict with the complexities of familial love, asking us what we really value

Bumps, by Dr. Jessi Parrott

Bumps explores the joy and pain of journeys (literal and figurative) towards accepting and embracing your body and brain, when society – and your own mind – tells you that you shouldn’t.

Linda (Constellation), by Tom Ryalls 

Linda wants to live forever. She knows this isn’t possible but her plan is to tell a joke so good that she is at least remembered forever, but her epileptic seizures are getting in the way of that. She has another seizure in the middle of a set, heads to hospital, and does what she always does to recover – goes star gazing on the roof. But tonight is different, tonight she finally imagines herself as a constellation, and possibly finds a new way to live forever.

Self & Other has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England.

About CRIPtic Arts

CRIPtic Arts is a disabled-led creative hub bringing the most exciting disabled creatives to stages around the UK. We produce work that is urgent: bold, feisty, vulnerable and darkly comedic. Previous shows include the award winning NOT DYING (Barbican 2019, HOME Manchester 2022), The CRIPtic Showcase (Barbican 2021), and the CRIPtic Cabaret. (HOME Manchester, 2022).

Original artwork by Rachel Gadsden.

Rehearsal Images

1 hour and 40 minutes

100 minutes

Running time: 100 minutes (including an interval)

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