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Age: 14+

Running time: 1hr 10mins approx. (plus post-show Q&A)

Seating: Unallocated - Theatre Style

Unruly Show Guide

*This event can be attended in person or watched online*

This show has integral BSL and captioning. Audio description is written into the script, and an advance touch tour is also available for set description and a description of the character.

Unruly is the preview performance of ARC Associate Artist Vici Wreford-Sinnott‘s new show. Written and performed by Vici alongside award-winning composer and musician Beccy Owen.

Marina and Suze, a force of post-punk, police-agitating, bollocks-shouting duo who were changing the world through the disability rights movement. Best friends from childhood, the pair had a loyal, fiery relationship, but now Marina has lost Suze, and the revolution has to stop for a while. Marina reflects on their riotous journey, embodying their world, as she summons a lineage of powerful disabled heroines.

In order to say goodbye to Suze properly, Marina questions whether it has all been worth it. Acknowledging the personal cost of campaigning, and feeling like she has to query her own role, she carefully unpacks her life and slowly removes the layers of women she was expected to be by others.

Bex Bowsher directs this rare piece of disabled women-led theatre with an impassioned call to action. We invite you to celebrate these hidden radicals while considering whether doing nothing to oppose brutal injustice is ever really an option.

Unruly is a powerful, urgent show about refusing to be invisible in hostile environments and the power of friendship to get us through.

This performance is followed by a post show Q+A with writer and performer Vici Wreford-Sinnott, hosted by ARC’s Chief Executive & Creative Director Alexander Ferris.

Creative Team

Vici Wreford-Sinnott: Writer and Performer
Bex Bowsher: Dramaturg and Director
Beccy Owen: Composer and Live Musician
Kim McDermottroe: Production Designer
Alicia Meehan: Movement Director
Kamilla Jonsson: Production Manager and Lighting Design

Access Information for Unruly

This show has integral BSL and captioning. Please ask about the best seating for each.

Audio description is written into the script, and an advance touch tour is also available for set description and a description of the character. Please contact the Box Office (on 01642 525199 or email [email protected]) to arrange this or arrive early and approach front of house staff about it.

Access culture of the show

There will be a warm welcome into the theatre. We create work to be as accessible as possible and we want audiences to feel comfortable in the space.

Audience members who would benefit from arriving early to get comfortable in the space are welcome to/ enter up to half an hour early. Please let front of house staff aware when you arrive, and they can show you up to the Studio Theatre.

It’s fine to come and go in the theatre if you need the loo or to take a break.

People who make involuntary noises based on their conditions are welcome, and as such we expect all audience members to be respectful of all other audience members. It is a ‘tutting’ and frowning free-zone.

There is no audience participation during the show, so no one will be put on the spot for anything. After the show there will be a short break and then there is a chat with the creative team in a question and answer session (Q&A). All are welcome.

Access dogs are welcome. Do let us know in advance where possible.

Music and sound

All music is performed live by one musician/sound artist/singer. This show features complex dissonant sound, occassional harsh noise and other features designed to mirror the emotional journey of the piece. No loud bangs and no distorted sound are expected.

There are a couple of moments where the actor raises their voice in the context of the play.

If you would like to see a specific breakdown of the sound journey throughout the show, please click here. We will provide timings for when to expect these to happen in advance of the show.

Content awareness

There is strong language and references to sex.

The play explores themes of friendship and loss, reflection on life events as a disabled woman, amazing disabled women from history who achieved incredible things against very challenging and discriminatory social backdrops.

There are references to death, including wartime and witchcraft.

Drinking alcohol excessively as a young person is referenced in one scene.

Dark humour is used to describe a visit to a breast clinic.

All of these things are carefully balanced with the celebration of disabled people’s lives and triumphs, of friendship and community. There is a message of hope and a call to action.

We can provide more details of content, so please do contact Box Office with any questions. Call us on 01642 525199 or email [email protected].

  • Seating Accessibility Information

    Seat size

    In our Studio the seats in row A are 37cm (141/2″) wide and 44cm (171/3”) deep, are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have a 12cm (43/4”) gap between seats. Seats in row A are also removable as single seats.

    Seats in rows B-H are 43cm (17“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 44cm (171/3 “) from the floor, and have 8cm (3“) between seats.

    Seats in rows J-K are 43 cm (17“) wide and 44cm (171/3“) deep, are 44cm (171/3“) from the floor, and have 8cm (3”) between seats.


    Seats in the Studio do not have armrests.


    Seats in row A have 50cm (192/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows B-H have 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows J-K have 24cm (91/2“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.