Stacy is in a hospital bed. She is facing a decision about whether to have her leg amputated. As she thinks through her options, she explores her feelings for someone she has recently met, who seems interested in her. Will she have a chance of pursuing her romance with only one leg?
Jackie Hagan's short monologue play Paper Knickers is a bold, witty exploration of what it is to be an amputee. It 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.
Paper Knickers was performed by Jackie Hagan, directed by Ewan Marshall.
It is published in the volume Criptales: Six Monologues.
Also by Jackie Hagan: