Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence
with Improbable and the Royal Court Theatre
Still No Idea
Best mates Lisa and Rachael are making a new show almost a decade after they created their first piece together.
Back then they had no idea where to start so they went onto the streets and asked the public. What story should they tell? What characters should they play? When they saw Lisa in a wheelchair and Rachael not, what the public said was funny, jaw-dropping and ultimately heartbreaking. They made a show about it. It was called No Idea.
Now people say the world has changed and things are looking up. There are more disabled people in the mainstream media, Lisa landed a big part on TV and disabled mates are getting regular auditions – happy days. So what kind of exciting stories are the TV professionals dreaming up for them?
Still No Idea is the whole story (so far): the British public, the professional writers, the TV execs. Part verbatim theatre, part improv, part comedy sketch show, this is a raucous and mischievous exposé of good intentions gone bad and how sometimes no matter how hard we try, we still have absolutely no idea.
The Big Idea: Post-show Talk | Thu 8 Nov
Lisa Hammond, Rachael Spence & Lee Simpson in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance. The performance and post-show talk will be captioned.
"Hilarious, clever and vital viewing."
The Stage | Rosemary Waugh Read full review
"Combines comedy, honesty and protest to distinctive effect."
The Guardian | Brian Logan Read full review
"Essential viewing... Hammond and Spence are sincere [and] incessantly funny."
WhatsOnStage | Alex Wood Read full review
"Spiky, funny, and politically pointed."
The Arts Desk | Matt Wolf Read full review
"Simple, touching and moving show that will challenge everyone who is lucky enough to see it."
Broadway World | Aliya Al-Hassan Read full review
Evening Standard | Fiona Mountford Read full review
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.45pm
Captioned: Thu 8 Nov & Wed 14 Nov
Audio Described: Sat 10 Nov
BSL interpreted: Fri 16 Nov | Interpreted by Martin Fox-Roberts
We will be presenting each performance in a relaxed environment. Find out more
Running time: approx. 80 mins (with no interval)
Trigger warnings for productions
Age Guidance: 14+
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