First reviews are in for Michael Southan’s “comical, heart-warming and enlightening” debut play Kerbs. The new comedy about dating whilst disabled, inspired by Southan’s own experiences, is co-produced by Graeae, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company, and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where it premiered last week.
Kerbs now tours to Unity Theatre, Liverpool (9-12 March); Cast, Doncaster (16-18 March); Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (23-26 March) and the Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth (30 March-2 April).
Lucy and David are dating. Or at least, they’re trying to. Faced with first-date disasters, a few crossed wires and Lucy’s mum, what they really need is a bit of space, a bit of fun – and ideally some independence.
Escaping for the weekend to a caravan park in Somerset, it’s time for them to find out if their spark will finally catch, or burn everything to the ground.
The premiere production stars Maya Coate, Jack Hunter and Rekha John-Cheriyan. It’s directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin and designed is Amanda Mascarenhas. Kerbs is a co-production between the Belgrade Theatre and Graeae, marking the beginning of Graeae’s 40th anniversary year. It features Graeae’s signature integrated creative captioning and audio description at every show.