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Shooting Pains is a new play written and directed by Alice Fitzgerald (Best Director nominee at the 2022 Stage Debut Awards), based on her lived experience of scoliosis and chronic pain.

It’s 2009. Eimear’s world is full of parties, WKD and Swedish House Mafia. And then everything changes. A coming-of-age play, Shooting Pains follows Eimear and Maisie as they navigate school, parties and their changing bodies.

These photographs document how Alice worked with actors and creatives across a two-week R&D to explore and refine the play, working to create an empowered and authentic portrayal of spinal difference and challenging existing ableist representations.

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