Glee & Me
By Stuart Slade
‘Over the next few days the NHS creaks into action, and suddenly I’ve got a bunch of stuff to keep me properly busy – not just beating the shit out of the Coco Monkey, you know?’
Lola is 16 and has her whole life ahead of her – until she’s diagnosed with a Grade 4 malignant brain tumour, that is.
What’s always made Lola unique, she reckons, is her brilliant brain – a brain that’s now rapidly turning into a short-circuiting, useless mush.
But, before she dies, she’s promised herself two things: 1. She’s going to finally get All The Sex and 2. She’s going to definitively discover the Actual Meaning of Life.
Glee & Me is a pitch-black, surprisingly optimistic comedy about dying too young, too hard.
Stuart was born in Bristol and now lives in London. His previous plays include BU21 (Trafalgar Studios, Longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2015) and CANS (Theatre503).
Glee & Me won the Judges Award in 2019