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Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues
First Staged:
BBC Four, 2020


By Jack Thorne
Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

It's 1981. Hamish's parents have been fundraising to buy him a new wheelchair. Crucially, it is a self-operated vehicle and a chance for independence. Pushed everywhere by carers before this, Hamish heads for the woods to find sexual pleasure. But he hasn't counted on such rough terrain.

Jack Thorne's short monologue play Hamish was commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, broadcast on BBC Four and BBC America in 2020 to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act, which criminalised discrimination against disabled people in many areas of life. The production had disabled people at its core – as writers, directors and actors of all six monologues.

Hamish was performed by Robert Softley Gale, directed by Amit Sharma.

It is published in the volume Criptales: Six Monologues.

Also by Jack Thorne:

The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Jack Thorne Plays: Two
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
Let the Right One In
the end of history...
After Life
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
CripTales: Six Monologues
When You Cure Me
A Christmas Carol
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
2nd May 1997
Fanny and Faggot
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Red Car, Blue Car
The Motive and the Cue
Whiff Whaff

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