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Schism Q&A video: Only 1 in 4 Brits have had a conversation with a disabled person. Have you?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Sticky, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Two scratch-your-head stats shared during my post-show Q&A for Schism at London’s Park Theatre: one, less than five percent of the UK population has dated someone with a disability, and two – wait for it – only one in four have even had a conversation with a disabled person.

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SCHISM – Finborough Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Chicago, 1998. Harrison and Katherine are both struggling. Harrison’s wife recently left him and he gave up a challenging career choice for a safer one as a Math teacher. Fourteen-year-old Katherine’s school cannot see past her cerebral palsy, so she’s not allowed to take “normal” classes. Schism begins when both characters reach breaking point: Harrison is mid-suicide attempt when Katherine breaks into his home to appeal for his help to move into his Math class.