That’s Why The Lady Needs a Ramp

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That’s Why The Lady Needs a Ramp

Session Times
Thurs – Fri: 7:30pm

An invigorating one-woman (plus!) ride into a contemporary life on wheels.

Meet Queen Esme of Collingwood; the eternal Aussie optimist living high in a high rise. Share in the daily ritual of Kerry the Coffee Addict. And then there’s Kate’s alter ego…

Starring Kate Hood, That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp is a one-woman (plus her onstage buddy) production proudly presented by Disability-Led theatre company, Raspberry Ripple. Auslan interpreted, it also features audio description included in the script, circus designed for everybody, a set with wheelchair access in mind and the lighting and sound is accessible for Neuro-diverse or Autistic people.

Bringing to life an array of familiar and quirky characters, That’s Why The Lady Needs a Ramp will delight and discombobulate, while paying tribute to the late great wheelchair-using comedienne, Stella Young.

Playing for a limited season at Melbourne’s Chapel Off Chapel this new Australian work is a deeply personal, very funny, and surprisingly universal show.

Launching in 2017, Raspberry Ripple (Cockney rhyming slang for Cripple) is a Melbourne-based Disability-Led theatre company. It operates around the Social Model of disability, which says that the barriers put in place by a world designed for “normal people” disables far more than bodies ever will. Raspberry Ripple aim to celebrate the deliciousness of diversity and apply it to existing and new work, while exploring and debunking the myth of perfection. Above all, it wants audiences to leave its shows having been inspired to question their constructs about disability.

This season is proudly supported by Arts Access Victoria, Creative Victoria and the Stonnington City Council.