Back then they had no idea where to start so they went onto the streets and asked the public. What story should they tell? What characters should they play? When they saw Lisa in a wheelchair and Rachael not, what the public said was funny, jaw-dropping and ultimately heartbreaking. They made a show about it. It was called No Idea.
Now people say the world has changed and things are looking up. There are more disabled people in the mainstream media, Lisa landed a big part on TV and disabled mates are getting regular auditions – happy days. So what kind of exciting stories are the TV professionals dreaming up for them?
Still No Idea is the whole story (so far): the British public, the professional writers, the TV execs. Part verbatim theatre, part improv, part comedy sketch show, this is a raucous and mischievous exposé of good intentions gone bad and how sometimes no matter how hard we try, we still have absolutely no idea.
Disability decoded with piercing honesty
Still No Idea becomes a profound critique on the problems of superficial representation and shallow storytelling
Spiky, funny, and politically pointed
Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence take a wry look at how attitudes to disability have changed (or not) since 2010
Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence do Ant and Dec but funnier (it wouldn’t be hard), yet it all feels more than a little bit tired
Hammond and Spence are sincere, incessantly funny and have the rapport perfectly suited to leaping from humour to pathos in a matter of minutes
No lazy attitude to disability left un-skewered
Hypocrisy-smashing new show about disability that's hilarious, clever and depressingly vital viewing for 2018