A chilling tale exploring the power that a carer can exert over a wheelchair user's life.
When a children's writer finds herself falling in love with her next-door neighbour, her carer tries to block the romance, with dangerous consequences.
Matilda Ibini's short monologue play The Shed 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.
The Shed was performed by Carly Houston, directed by Jenny Sealey.
It is published in the volume Criptales: Six Monologues.
Also by Matilda Ibini: