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The three members from FlawBored are gathered around a large armchair. Standing behind with her hand on the chair is Chloe, a white woman with blonde hair wearing a blue shirt. Next to her is Aarian, a Middle Eastern man with black hair who is seated on a stool behind the chair, his trainers poking out from the side – he smiles and looks off camera. Sitting in the chair is Sam, a white man wearing a black suit. Sam’s head is facing toward the camera, he sits slumped in the chair with his legs dangling over one of the armrests, his hand is covering his mouth in an intense pose. The armchair is sitting inside a large, open metal bear trap – the black blades around the edge of the bear trap pick up the light. The image is against a concrete background illuminated in purple and red.

It's a Motherf***ing Pleasure

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Overview

A FlawBored production

Written by FlawBored with Josh Roche 

Directed by Josh Roche 

 

Usually disabled people just 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 run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, multi-award winning. disability-led theatre company FlawBored present It’s a Motherf**king Pleasure; ‘a smart, scathing satire’ on the monetisation of identity politics that spares no-one.

‘Stunningly inventive satire’ ★★★★★ The Times 

‘A tsunami of satire’ ★★★★ The Stage 

★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

★★★★ The Stage 

★★★★ Fest 

★★★★ The List 

★★★★ Three Weeks 

Edinburgh Untapped Award 2023. Supported by Arts Council England Project Grants, Wildcard, The Watermill, Theatre Deli and Camden People’s Theatre. FlawBored are Associate Artists of The Pleasance.  

 

If a performance is sold out, email info@northernstage.co.uk or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list. 

Running time

1 hour (approx)

Venue

Stage 2

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

Access Performances

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  • All Performances

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Relaxed Performance

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About the Company

‘FlawBored aren’t just breaking the mould; they are smashing it to smithereens’ Lyn Gardner  

FlawBored is a multi award winning disability-led theatre company, co-founded by Samuel Brewer, Aarian Mehrabani and Chloe Palmer. They create meta-theatrical work with dark irreverence which aims to address complex and uncomfortable issues surrounding identity which no one has the answers to.

FlawBored shows all feature integrated, creative access throughout and seek to create an environment where all audiences, regardless of impairments and disabilities are able to access the same show. 

A FlawBored show is cheeky, chaotic and most importantly is not disability ‘trauma-porn’ or ‘pity-porn’.

Creative Team

Written by FlawBored with Josh Roche 

Director Josh Roche 

Designer Cara Evans 

Lighting Designer Alex Musgrave 

Video Designer Dan Light 

Sound Designer Calum Perrin 

Co Lighting Designer for VAULTS & Associate Lighting Designer for Edinburgh Abi Turner 

Associate Video Designer Josie Ireland 

Stage Manager Beatrice Galloway 

Originally produced by ASYLUM Arts 

Producer Hannah Smith 

Content and Age Guidance

14+

Strong Language, Ableism, Graphic Spoken Descriptions of Injury

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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