Fresh from its debut run at Edinburgh Fringe 2022, Able(ish) is a relatable and light-hearted monologue about one woman coming to terms with disability and diminishing independence.
In this uplifting piece of spoken word, Tamara Al-Bassam recounts her gradual experiences of declining mental and physical ability as a young adult, and her struggle to find recognition and acceptance. Interlaced with tragic tales of historical disabled women, Tamara shares a moving and compelling narrative about finding and embracing our own strengths through acknowledging and overcoming our limitations.
Heartrending and humorous in equal measure, Able(ish) is a sincere story that has left audiences switching between tears and laughter. Forward-looking and refusing pity, Tamara’s light-touch and comic storytelling is sure to resonate with those who have had similar experiences, while casting a novel light on the struggles we may all face in our day-to-day lives.
Written by Jamie Bamber and Tamara Al-Bassam.