Libby's Eyes


Libby is blind. But she works. And she's a functioning adult. Inspirational. For being a functioning adult. And blind. Her life is suddenly made more difficult when she is forced to rely on Cortana, a government-issued audio description robot.
Breaking Out 2018

Image: The Bunker


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Bunker
Festival:Breaking Out 2018
Started: Monday 11 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Libby's Eyes premieres at The Bunker as part of Breaking Out season and is produced by Poke in the Eye productions.


It is written by disabled playwright Amy Bethan Evans.


Amy has been shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, Bristol Old Vic Open Sessions, Pint-Sized and 503 Five at Theatre503 and part of Soho Theatre Writer Group.


The role of Libby will be played by award-nominated comedian and actor Georgie Morrell.


Georgie's debut solo show, A Poke in the Eye, has had two successful Edinburgh runs, transfer to the Soho Theatre, 4* reviews and is currently touring, alongside her second stand up show, The Morrell High Ground.


Georgie's third show, Eyecon, is in development and has been commissioned by The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich.


George can be seen and heard on BBC Ouch, BBC Radio 4, BBC 5Live and Channel 5. Georgie is an ambassador for the RNIB.


Synopsis


Libby is blind.


But she works.


And she's a generally functioning adult.


Inspirational.


For being a functioning adult.


And blind.


Her life is suddenly made more difficult when she is forced to rely on Cortana, a government-issued audio description robot.


Cortana is constructed by a well-meaning engineer to describe things without bias, and effectively be Libby's eyes.


She's also a bit rude and describes things loudly in awkward situations.


But Libby is not a comical heroine of a rom-com.


She's blind in a society that hates disabled people, and if she can't learn to accept this way of life, she has few other options.


When Libby starts to suspect that Cortana is defective, she has an internal and external battle.


Does she try and fix the defect to fit a society that is trying to “fix” her?


Or is there a bigger problem with a society that needs fixing and with her blind father giving up and depriving her of a role model, can she do it alone?


Narrated by a sassy AD (egotistical, condescending but always accurate) Libby's Eyes examines what it is to be disabled in today's society and the problems of viewing it through the non-disabled gaze.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 11 June 2018

Press night:Thursday 14 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:

£12


U30s: £10


Cast


Georgie Morrell

Creatives


Author: Amy Beth Evans
Production: Poke in the Eye

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