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The Wheelchair On My Face

A Look Back At My Myopic Childhood


  • Playwright

    Sonya Kelly 

  • Notes

    Winner of 2012 Edinburgh Fringe First

  • Synopsis

    "I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was." A memoir about the experiences of a short-sighted seven-year old.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 September 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced during the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe as part of the 'Show in a Bag' season in association with ABSOLUT Fringe, Irish Theatre Institute and Fishamble: The New Play Company. Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute and Dublin Fringe Festival

  • Original Venue

    Bewley's Café Theatre

Original Cast  
Performer Sonya Kelly
Production Team  
Director Gina Moxley
Production Supervisor Colm Maher
Technical Assistant Tom O'Connell
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Production Assistant Eoin Kilkenny
Production Assistant Chris James
Script Development Gina Moxley
Co-Producer Marketa Dowling
Co-Producer Lian Bell
Co-Producer Jen Coppinger
Co-Producer Róise Goan

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Wheelchair on My Face; Charolais; The Humours of Bandon

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the programme for the original production.