The Guardian 8 August 2022

The real drama of Jack Hunter’s one-man play kicks in halfway through. After a meandering chat about his childhood, cheery but largely unremarkable, he plays a video of his sister Bec from 10 years ago.

At the age of 16, she is being interviewed about her campaign for better education. Her disability – she has cerebral palsy – means she needs extra support which, at the time, was not forthcoming from the council. Her honest assessment of her position, struggling to make friends, anxious to bring about simple changes to help her learn, is as touching as it is infuriating. “Teen out to prove she is more than a wheelchair,” reported the Inverness Courier. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).