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How was your lockdown? Just what exactly is going on? Meet Zsa Zsa, Blanche, Cuba and Raquelle – the Rules of Survival are firmly in the hands of these women.

Zsa Zsa, Raquelle, Blanche and Cuba are in quarantine – four disabled women locked down, locked in, shut up and shouted down. While the rest of the nation is in meltdown, it takes a lot to phase this quartet.

In a sequence of four original, cross-cutting, witty and wise monologues, these women reveal more about their lives than expected, broadcasting from their own homes during quarantine, giving their all to challenge the ‘tragic-but-brave’ tropes around vulnerability.

Whilst obviously worried and frustrated by the new terrain – these women are prepared, perhaps they have waited for a moment like this their whole lives. Many things coalescing to give them their moment, of being seen and being heard, their stories intertwine to give voice to commonly hidden lives.

Funny Peculiar is free to watch – captioned; BSL; and audio described versions are all available below – but please consider making a donation to Little Cog here.

‘Well-acted, wittily scripted film about disabled women in lockdown that is both funny and hard-hitting’ – The Stage

Written and directed by Vici-Wreford Sinnott, Funny Peculiar is produced by Little Cog and is an ARC Stockton, Northern Stage and Staging Our Futures co-commission, supported by Arts Council England.

Creative Team / Cast

Liz Carr – Zsa Zsa
Mandy Colleran – Blanche
Bea Webster – Cuba
Vici Wreford-Sinnott – Writer, Director, Raquelle

Content Awareness: Strong language, sexual references, disability discrimination, eating disorder, isolation

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