It's A MotherF**King Pleasure
Our Multi-Award Winning Debut Show
Usually disabled people want to do the right thing. But what if they don't?
What if they were out to make as much money as possible from the guilt of non-disabled, anxious people (like you)?
Hot off the back of their smash-hit VAULT Festival and Soho Theatre runs, multi award-winning, disability-led theatre company FlawBored present a scathing satire on the monetisation of identity politics that spares no one.
Soho Playhouse, New York City
4th - 21st January 2024
Sam is an access consultant, facilitator, actor & theatre maker who graduated from BA Acting CDT at Central in 2020. Since graduating he has heavily involved himself in disability related activism and was the director of The Diversity School Initiative. He is also an ambassador for the Disability Artist Network Collective. He runs workshops on access tools in the rehearsal room – skill building for practitioners on making their methodologies more accessible. These workshops are designed to be active, engaging and cheeky. Self describing the way he works as “take the works seriously, don’t take yourself seriously.”
Aarian trained on the BA Acting (Collaborative and devised theatre) course at the Royal Central school of speech and drama, graduating in 2020. Before moving to London in 2017 he worked closely with The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, appearing in shows such as Nothing (2016/2017), directed by Bryony Shanahan and BRINK, directed by Matthew Xia.
He has also worked in musical theatre with Leo&Hyde playing Aziz in their UK tour of ‘GUY: A new musical’ and 2021 R&D, alongside working with them to integrate music tech and live looping into their new musical “Galileo”.
He also writes and performs music under the name "Aarian" and his debut single "Five Yard line" was released on all streaming services in May 2022.
Chloe is an Actor and Theatremaker who graduated from BA Acting CDT at Central in 2020. Working very physically and collaboratively, Chloe has an interest in the abstract and weird, using this as a way to tread the line between tragedy and comedy. As an actor: We Need to Talk About Grief: R&D - Sean Linnen and Sonia Jalaly (Donmar Warehouse) CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND VIOLENCE: Martha Watson-Allpress (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)
Josh Roche is the 20th winner of the JMK Award for his production of MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE at the Young Vic with Erin Doherty in the title role. Most recently he directed a major revival of David Storey’s HOME at Chichester Festival Theatre (‘Captivating revival’ **** Guardian). Other work has included the first adaptation of George Saunders’ work in the UK (WINKY - Soho Theatre), Audible’s first stage production in the UK (RADIO by Al Smith); and first productions of new plays such as PENNYROYAL & ORLANDO by Lucy Roslyn, NO PARTICULAR ORDER by Joel Tan, PLASTIC by Kenny Emson at the Old Red Lion with Poleroid Theatre, (I FEEL FINE) by Joe White, alongside many others. He is the previous Writers Centre Associate at Soho Theatre and has worked extensively as an associate director in London, The West End and Internationally. He is the co-founder of the OpenHire campaign for transparent hiring.
Dan Light is a London-based video designer who recently graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Recently, he has been nominated for an Offie Award for his work on Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon.
Selected Video Design credits: Move Fast and Break Things (Freight Theatre), Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon (Southwark Playhouse), What Do You See (The Pappy Show), Snowflakes (Old Red Lion), Heather (Southwark Playhouse), and The Pervert's Guide To The Internet (Sheffield Theatres R&D).
Cara graduated from the RCSSD with first class honours in 2019. Cara is an associate director at OPIA Collective and a reader at the Royal Court.
Selected Theatre includes: as Designer or Co-Designer, The Living Newspaper (Royal Court); Sirens (Mercury Colchester Studio); Get Dressed! (Unicorn Theatre); Queer Upstairs (Royal Court); SK Shlomo: Breathe (Royal Albert Hall/ Pleasance); Bright Half Life (King’s Head Theatre); Ordinary Miracle (NYT Studio); Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon (Southwark Playhouse); Blanket Ban (New Diorama/ Underbelly); The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree/Refuge (New Nordics Festival/Jackson’s Lane); The Girl with Glitter in her Eye (Bunker); as Associate Designer for Chloe Lamford, Teenage Dick (Donmar School’s Tour)
Alex has been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design for You are Here at the Southwark Playhouse. Alex was the recipient of the Association of Lighting Designers Lumiere Scheme.
Most recent design work includes Home (Chichester Festival Theatre), Tales of Acorn Wood (National Tour), Chronicles of Atom and Luna (National Tour), Rapunzel, Sleeping Sword (The Watermill Theatre), Tasting Notes, Anyone Can Whistle; You Are Here and Romeo and Juliet (Southwark Playhouse), Oppenheimer (Mountview) 13 and Days of Significance (ArtsEd) Widows, Sweet Smell of Success and Bells are Ringing (GSA)
Stage Manager for Soho and Edinburgh
Beatrice Galloway is a freelance Belgo-British Production Stage Manager who trained at the Edinburgh School of Lighting, Sound and Stage Management.
Recent theatre shows include: Public (Ockham’s Razor), Famous Puppet Death Scenes (The Old Trout Workshop), On The Beach (Spare Tyre),The Cart (Oily Cart), In the Weeds (Mull Theatre), Tank & Me (Collectif and Then...), Space to Be (Oily Cart), Unreal City (Dream Think Speak & Access All Areas), All Wrapped Up (Oily Cart), Belly of the Whale (Ockham's Razor), Flight Paths (Extant).
She has also worked on exhibitions (Beasts of London - Museum of London), events (Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014) and film (The Lady in the Van).
Hannah is an independent producer, currently working with The Wardrobe Ensemble, Brook Tate & FlawBored. Shows produced include Mog the Forgetful Cat (The Old Vic & Royal & Derngate, Northampton), Birthmarked (Bristol Old Vic), Education, Education, Education (UK tour & West End), 1972: The Future of Sex (UK tour).
Calum Perrin works across visual art, theatre, music and radio. They explore themes of disability, sensory experience and domesticity, as well as the relationship between documented processes and artistic practice. Calum has worked with organisations including BBC Radio 3 and 4, BBC Sounds, Audible, Paraorchestra, VICE, Donmar Warehouse, The Yard, Bodleian Libraries, the Prague Quadrennial and HearSay. They were the artist in residence at the Museum of the Home in 2021.
Victoria is an actor and freelance access worker based in London. She has enjoyed working with the actors at Flawbored since their run at Vaults Festival.
Co-Lighting Designer for VAULT & Associate Lighting Designer for Edinburgh
Abi is a lighting designer and access consultant. Lighting credits include: I F**ked You In My Spaceship (Soho Theatre); Operation Hummingbird (York Theatre Royal); Pressure Drop (Yard Theatre); Savage Heart (regional tour); It’s a Motherf**king Pleasure (VAULT Festival); Surfacing (VAULT Festival); A Monster Calls (Watermill Theatre); All the Happy Things (Theatre503); How Disabled Are You? (Omnibus and Park Theatre); A Partnership (regional tour); Henry V (Donmar Warehouse and NT Live) (ALD); Essentially Black (Soho Theatre and Camden Peoples’ Theatre) and Milk and Gall (Theatre 503)(ALD). Abi’s access work specialises in Relaxed Performances, and includes consultation for companies including ASYLUM Arts, Theatre503, and in association with the National Theatre and TourettesHero.
Associate Video Designer
Josie Ireland is a lighting designer and theatre technician based in London, currently studying Theatre Technology at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. They work primarily with new writing and queer theatre, and particularly enjoy working in immersive and interactive experiences.
She has a broad range of experience in a range of roles, such as Sound No.4 on Secret Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy (Wembley Park). Her recent credits as Lighting Designer include Autumn Opera Scenes (GSMD), Salt (Theatre503) and Impurity! (Bishopsgate Institute), as well as Assistant Lighting Designer on La descente d’Orphée aux enfers (Vache Baroque Festival) and Lighting Programmer for Everyman (GSMD). Josie received the Francis Reid Award for Best Emerging Lighting Designer in 2020.
Josie's studies are made possible with the support of the Guildhall Scholarship Fund.
Stephen Bailey (for ASYLUM)
R&D, CPT, VAULT Festival &Soho
ASYLUM Arts is a neurodivergent and disabled producing company. We make ambitious, socially-engaged disabled and neurodivergent work and train individuals and organisations to improve access and inclusion in the industry. Since forming in 2021 we have developed work at The Yard and The Barbican as an Open Lab company. We've also been commissioned for Liberty Festival in Lewisham Borough of Culture and been shortlisted for New Diorama's Untapped Award.
R&D/CPT & VAULT Festival
Hello! My name is Lauren and I am an international and LGBTQIA+ Stage Manager currently working on ‘It’s a Mother***king Pleasure’. A recent graduate of RCSSD, I am so excited to be working on such a brilliant project!
Carrie is a Stage and Production Manager, based in London. She has just completed the MA Collaborative Theatre Production and Design course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In July 2021, she graduated from UEA with First Class Honors after studying Drama. She has experience in and is passionate about, theatre with a socio-political message (particularly shows with feminist or LGBTQ+ themes) as well as performances with accessibility and education at its core. She is incredibly excited to be working with Flawbored Theatre Company of their R&D of Its a MotherF***king Pleasure.
I’m a mixed-race Malaysian/Northern Irish performer and devising collaborator. I enjoy being in creative rooms where it works towards community outreach, education and platforming under-represented groups. My work takes me between Malaysia and the UK, where I can be found working with and for a variety of bold, caring theatre companies. I gravitate towards and perform predominantly in Shakespeare plays, children’s theatre or group devised work.
Something For The Weekend
It's a MotherF**king Pleasure
Written and Performed By:
Samuel Brewer, Aarian Mehrabani and Chloe Palmer
Original concept by