Cured is a new piece of theatre by writer and performer Laurence Clark.
For some people, a trip to Lourdes in France means prayer, contemplation and quiet self-reflection. For one group of young, disabled Scousers, it means alcohol, debauchery, fornication and definitely no miracle cures! Cured inspires, develops and celebrates excellence in disability arts by providing the opportunity for disability-led work to be presented to non-traditional theatre audiences in a recently-renovated theatre, Liverpool’s Royal Court. It is their first disability-led project, helping the theatre to fulfil its aim to create accessible and inclusive productions.
The script was developed through workshops and mentoring involving the theatre’s creative team and director Robert Softley Gale. The project resulted in a performed reading of Cured by professional disabled actors on the Liverpool Royal Court’s main stage during DaDaFest on 12 November 2018. Audience feedback was used to further develop the play for the stage.
Laurence and Liverpool’s Royal Court are now seeking further funding to mount the play as a full production.