- Behind the Arras "This piece of theatre will stay with me for a long time. It was an open, honest and humorous portrayal of two disabled young people"
- North West End "A hilarious and touching play which explores the messy world of online dating, sex, disability and care in today’s world."
- Fashionista Chic "Wow. Let's just start off with wow. I was speechless by this performance of Kerbs"
- The Guardian "Southan writes with tenderness, while Coates & Hunter earn their final fireworks" The Guardian. "
- West End Best Friend "This show truly is one of a kind - you're in for a smooth ride!"
- Disability Arts Online "Kerbs smashes the disability-dating-sex taboo...a very important piece of theatre, made accessible to everyone."
In spring 2022 we returned to Belgrade Theatre, where Kerbs opened as part of the Coventry 2021 City of Culture celebrations before embarking on a national tour.
“I haven’t come here to drink tea – Toni,
we’re off out to find the nearest happy hour.”
Lucy and David are dating. Or at least, they’re trying to.
Faced with first-date disasters, a few crossed wires and Lucy’s mum, what they really need is a bit of space, a bit of fun – and ideally some independence. Escaping for the weekend to a caravan park in Somerset, it’s time for them to find out if their spark will finally catch, or burn everything to the ground.
Written by Graeae’s own Write to Play graduate Michael Southan and directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin (Cuttin’ It, Crips without Constraints), Kerbs gets real about romance, sex and disability, while tackling the universal challenge faced by anyone experiencing a new relationship: letting someone in.
Age guidance: 14+
Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
Listen to the Audio Flyer here
Download the Kerbs Easy Read here
Download the KERBS digital programme
Download the KERBS Screen Reader digital programme