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


By Genevieve Barr
Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

It's 1968 and wheelchair user Sue is in the toilet at a pop festival. A whirlwind romance has left her pregnant and abortion has just been legalised. What should she do now?

Genevieve Barr's short monologue play Thunderbox 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.

Thunderbox was performed by Ruth Madeley, directed by Amit Sharma.

It is published in the volume Criptales: Six Monologues.

Also by Genevieve Barr:

CripTales: Six Monologues

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