Funny Peculiar

Little Cog

27th November 2020 - 03rd December 2020
Against a brightly coloured background, 4 images of 4 women

As part of DaDaFest International 2020, we're pleased to present a new film from Little Cog, showing alongside our own Festival commissions. Little Cog are a disabled led organisation based in Stockton in the North East of the UK who have been supporting disabled artists and commissioning new digital work before and during both lockdowns so do have a look at their other work too. We're looking forward to working more with Little Cog in the future.

Funny Peculiar is the latest lockdown production from Little Cog as part of their Staging Our Futures programme. The piece stars Liz Carr of Silent Witness fame and Suicide The Musical from DaDaFest International 2016, Mandy Colleran, a comedian and activist, Bea Webster who is currently an associate of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Playwright's Studio of Scotland.

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.

The new terrain is worrying and frustrating but these women are prepared - perhaps they have waited for a moment like this their whole lives.

In a sequence of four original, cross-cutting, witty and wise monologues, broadcasting from their own homes during quarantine, these women are myth-busters giving their all to expose the lie of vulnerability.

Performed by an incredible cast of actors: Liz Carr (from Silent Witness fame), Mandy Colleran (a comedian and activist), Bea Webster (Royal Shakespeare Company and The Playwright’s Studio of Scotland) and Little Cog’s very own Vici Wreford-Sinnott.

You can watch Funny Peculiar on the Litttle Cog website here.

**** "Wittily scripted film about disabled women in lockdown that is both funny and hard-hitting - the film is acted with verve by a strong cast."
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