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Blue Badge Bunch (Ingenious Fools)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2022

Our host, Benny Shakes, talks candidly about his cerebral palsy, including the fact that he has no movement in his left arm, before introducing the first round of this live game show, which involves the contestants trying to butter bread one-handed whilst being poked by all-too-willing children. Today’s contestants are deaf comic Steve Day and Barbara Fernandez, who talks briefly but affectingly about unseen disability, including her own BPD. Subsequent rounds include drawing with your feet, drawing based on audio description and one that’s a bit like ‘Catchphrase’ only based on speech-enabling software. Billed as the disability ‘Taskmaster’, this is a cleverly thought out and engagingly interactive way of introducing young Fringe-goers to various types of disability and provoking their thoughts: in a good way.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 15 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]