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A funny and moving new play written by autistic writer and poet, Rhi Lloyd-Williams. The Duck is an exploration of one woman’s world after she is diagnosed with autism.
Imagine you spent your whole life believing everyone was pretending to be someone else and that everyone constructed a mask in a similar way. Imagine that you thought that everyone stole their expressions from other people the way you did. Imagine you believed that everyone practised their small-talk over and over and over in a mirror in order to achieve the perfect reflection.
Imagine you are the ugly duckling, who instead of finding your place in the world as a swan, built a duck-mask and learnt to waddle. Imagine living a lifetime trying to fit into a space that does not fit, trying to move in ways that do not suit, trying to ignore your senses because other people don’t feel things the way you do. Imagine that somewhere along the way you fell utterly in love with the patterns that other people make, but that you don’t share.
Imagine for a brief moment that you are The Duck.
Starring Lucy Theobald, and Directed by Jo Loyn.