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Dear Jojo

A week ago I wrote a post explaining my concerns about Me Before You, a book, and now big budget Hollywood film, that opens in cinemas tomorrow. Countless disabled people and non-disabled allies have spoken out about the stereotypical … read more

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Truth Before Lies

In the words of the bold, forthright, witty, Crip activist Stella Young:

“We’ve been sold a lie that disability is a bad thing… and to live with disability makes you exceptional, it’s not a bad thing and it doesn’t … read more

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Restroom Observations

We’re in the USA with our show Backstage In Biscuit Land, and one of the most interesting things about travelling is experiencing different ways of doing things. Often it’s the differences in the most routine and familiar aspects of … read more

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Building Biscuit Land In BRIC

I woke up this morning raring to go and after a quick breakfast of New York bagels in our apartment, we loaded our props into two giant cabs and headed to BRIC Arts Media, an incredible arts space in … read more

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Good Morning Big Apple

I’ve just woken up from one of the longest and most satisfying sleeps I’ve had in months. The room I’m in is quiet – all I can hear is the gentle whirr of a machine outside, and the occasional chirruping … read more

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Challenging Work in Accessible Spaces

Almost a year ago I took part in a writers group at the Royal Court Theatre. One of the highlights was meeting other writers and theatre makers. Among them was Jessica Latowicki, one half of the theatre company Made In read more

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A Walk On The Sea Side

We’re in Ramsgate today doing two performances of Backstage In Biscuit Land. It’s been a beautiful sunny day and the sea and sandy beaches were so inviting Chopin said it looked like Brisbane in Australia.

After our matinee we had … read more

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Stand Up for Yourself

I woke up this morning with the gloomy feeling you get from having undertaken some sort of needlessly self-destructive activity – a potent mix of unhappiness and guilt. This was compounded by knowing that I’d been warned about the risks, … read more

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Pita Patter

It’s not every day that I arrange to meet someone I’ve never met before in our tour bus in a deserted car park in mid-Wales. But it’s not everyday that I’m at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales having being … read more

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Tax Dinosaur

David Cameron’s been in the news a lot this week, but for all the wrong reasons. This time it’s not because of inappropriate antics with farmyard animals, but because of leaked papers relating to questionable offshore investments, suggesting once … read more

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