TOM SKELTON - 2020 Visions (What if I hadn’t gone blind?)

TOM SKELTON - 2020 Visions (What if I hadn't gone blind?)

FRI 13 DEC @ 7PM

Price
$18.50 + Booking Fee
Bookings
02 9550 3666
Mode
Theatre Mode - Unreserved Seating
Tickets
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Ten years on from losing most of his sight, Tom Skelton looks back at a decade of being blind and wonders what might have been. His 2020 visions explore his regrets, the what ifs, and the realities of life as a VIP (Visually Impaired Person!). Skelton ruefully imagines his sighted self going on to shape the last ten years of history, but would Tom from 2020 really swap places with fantasy Tom with 20:20 vision?

Tom developed Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (a genetic eye condition that runs in his family) ten years ago, leaving him with 5% vision, and first noticed some loss of sight at the Edinburgh Fringe, when fellow performers on stage became blurry, and he started to struggle to read the information on tickets. His sight quickly deteriorated and he was diagnosed weeks later at the end of 2009. This obviously changed the next decade of Tom’s life irreversibly and in this show, Tom envisions the 2010s if he had not lost his sight and contrasts these dreams with the reality of living with his disability.

★★★★ ‘An extremely clever one-man show that cries out for a bigger stage’ EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE ‘Deliciously talented’ THE GUARDIAN

★★★★ ‘Skelton is f***ing funny’ THE FUNNY TONNE

‘Extremely funny, clever and original’ WEEKEND NOTES

★★★★★ ‘Crafted by the gods of comedy’ THREE WEEKS ‘An extraordinary performer” RIP IT UP

★★★★ ‘Uniquely lovable both as a person and an artist’ FOURTH WALL

‘Sends you back out into the world with a spring in your step’ CHORTLE

As heard on BBC Radio Four and BBC Radio 6Music., and part of 2015 and 2016 Perth Fringe World Comedy Award Nominees Racing Minds: racingminds.co.uk