Charlie has cystic fibrosis, a condition that causes a build-up of mucus. Lovely. But with a new girlfriend and a ‘wonder drug’ called Kaftrio on the horizon, what can stop him now?
“How about an E. coli infection?” says the universe. “Oh, and a pandemic brought about by a virus you’re vulnerable to.” “Balls”, says Charlie.
Join Charlie Merriman for a rollicking course of intravenous antibiotics set to 80s music in his debut one-man show! Come meet the bugs he’s had and the drugs that treat them as he takes a fresh look at the relationship between physical and mental health.
Will the government follow their own lockdown guidelines (spoiler: no)? Will Charlie resist the thrill of daytime TV (spoiler: no)? And will the dashing new Wonder Drug save the day (no spoilers)?
(This show will also be streamed 2 weeks later – see below)
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work:
★★★★★ 'Superb' (British Theatre, Desperate Measures)
★★★★ 'It's a performance well-judged' (WhatsOnStage, Doctor Faustus)
Sunday Times Pick of the Fringe for The Cure at Troy: ★★★★★ ‘A must-see. Superbly acted and stylishly staged’ (Three Weeks)
★★★★★ ‘Deserving of a longer run and a wider audience, this is extraordinary stuff’ (What’s On, The Monument).
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Performer: CHARLIE MERRIMAN
Director: HELEN EASTMAN
Composer/Sound Designer: ALEX SILVERMAN
Associate Director: SAM RAYNER
Designer: MOLLIE CHEEK
Stage Manager: HANNAH MCGEOUGH
Lighting Designer: CATJA HAMILTON
Voice of Dr Ukor: SIMONE MCINTYRE
Voice of the Announcer: JASON FORBES
Producer: LIVE CANON