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Without a Hand to Hold

By Rob Joiner
Directed by Kerry Murdock
Thursday 24th May 2012, 9pm-10pm
Friday 25th May 2012, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Sunday 27th May 2012, 2pm-3pm (+ 30min Q&A)


‘Tablet! After tea – tablet…You take your tablet or I’ll give Dr Hussain a call and within the hour he’ll be ‘round here to chop half your brain out.’

Boz and Cank are friends who share a flat. One works days as a hospital porter, the other works nights as a security guard. They look out for each other, as friends are supposed to do. But while Boz likes the fun of their routines Cank can not remember the last time he laughed and has not seen or felt the sun for years…

‘Without a Hand to Hold’ is a new play exploring identity, friendship and the very real possibility of assault by fruit.


Rob Joiner lives and works in Birmingham.

He graduated with an MPhil in Playwriting from the University of Birmingham in 2010.

Without a Hand to Hold is his first professionally produced play.

‘Rob Joiner’s plays are bold, lyrical and confrontational with a fine comic edge.’
Steve Waters, Playwright

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