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Bareface - a theatre company dedicated to putting artists with disabilities centerstage - present their debut production Fix Us; a semi-autobiographical comedy about overcoming preconceptions of disabilities.
Fix Us is the story of three fantastically talented actors engaging with their own disabilities – Zara (CHARGE syndrome), Lee (Autism) and Kirsty (Cerebral Palsy) – as they defy the labels with which they’ve been burdened. Instead, they introduce you to their outrageous stage personas– a sex crazed diva, a drug dealing psychopath and a selfish super hero – which serve as a vehicle overturn your preconceptions; embracing the powerful force of the stage space as a vehicle to inner confidence.
This funny, defiant, anarchic new show, co-written by one half of Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Totally Tom (Tom Palmer), never shies from breaking every rule in the book and guarantees to be a truly unique experience. And whilst it hopes to make you laugh, it is also sure to make you think as these three extraordinary individuals bare their souls on stage. Watch as their real-life inner anxieties clash and combust with these flamboyant characters, and Bareface show you who they really are.
‘transformative, challenging and laugh out loud funny.’Broadway Baby
Tom Palmer – Co-Writer
Tom is one half of Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated comedy duo Totally Tom with Tom Stourton. His previous writing credits include Live at the Electric (BBC Three/Avalon), Common Ground (Sky Atlantic/Baby Cow) and Totally Tom: Comedy Lab (Channel 4/Baby Cow). His short film Man of the Hour won The Grand Jury Prize, Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, American Pavilion, Cannes. His feature film screenplay, All My Friends Hate Me (co-written with Tom Stourton) was nominated for The Brit List 2018 and is currently in development.
Paloma Oakenfold – Director
Fix Us is directed by Paloma Oakenfold, who’s previous directing credits include Dig (Lyric Studio), STUD (VAULT Festival), Tender Napalm (ALRA), Radiant Vermin (ALRA), The Beard (Arcola Theatre – saloon shorts) and Out of Order (Courtyard Theatre). Between 2016 – 2017 Paloma was Resident Assistant Director at the Lyric Hammersmith and credits include Bugsy Malone, Shopping and F***ing, Aladdin and Seventeen and she was Associate Director on Terror at the Lyric. Alongside Fix Us, Paloma is developing PHAT by Naomi Stafford and Kinder than Tinder, an interactive visual arts project with photographer Bernadette Baska.
'sharp and memorable.'
'Hilarious and heartfelt...a very relatable, honest, and ultimately uplifting performance.'
'Frank and honest...a compelling watch.'