Producer July – August 2017
A co-production between The Conker Group and HOME, Gutted is the real life story of performer/co-creator Liz Richardson as she learns to live with ulcerative colitis as a young twenty-something. Gutted has toured to hospitals and played at HOME before a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017.
“If you’re concerned, just talk to a member of our staff or, alternatively, swing your legs over the edge of the bed and walk out, remembering to pull the camera from your bum before leaving the hospital.”
Liz has got an embarrassing problem, and these yogurts aren’t helping. Her body’s acting up. After sell-out performances at HOME in 2016, and a national tour of hospitals, this shameless tale of love, laughter and lavatories returns to the stage.
Inviting you on a journey of frank confessions, colourful characters and too much brown sauce, Gutted is based on solo performer Liz Richardson’s real life experiences as a twenty-something living with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease).
Supported by The Wellcome Trust People’s Award, IA: The Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group*, and Arts Council England. Co-produced by The Conker Group and HOME.
Jake produced Gutted under his co-production company Making Room.