Letter to Paul
Letter to Paul came out of a conversation between Penny Pepper and Liz Carr. Monologues always interested Penny and the chance to work directly with Liz was something she couldn’t resist. The topic, exploring the earliest days of the disabled people’s Independent Living Movement seemed perfect. Especially as Liz and Penny both benefit directly from those early pioneers.
Through the voice of Nicola performed by Liz, the work has captured something of the excitement created by Paul Hunt’s letter in The Guardian. But also the horror, the drudgery and chronic abuse within those care homes – which still continues for some to this day.
Find out more in Penny’s book First in the World Somewhere.
Letter to Paul was recoded for Penny on the Telly – a series of streamed video events by the writer Penny Pepper.
“The singing is hauntingly beautiful, the cast all have amazing operatic voices, accompanied by a live pianist. Nothing is more effective when the couple’s text argument is played out by piano. This is a must see for anyone who enjoys being inspired and redefining traditional genres.” – RACHEL FOSTER