It's a Motherf**king Pleasure

Full-Length Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  1w, 2m

By Samuel Brewer, Aarian Mehrabani and Chloe Palmer, with Josh Roche

This funny and brilliant satire on disability presents the PR crisis of an imaginary company and their hope of solving it with the help of a blind influencer.

It's a Motherf**king Pleasure

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w, 2m
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
  • Winner! 2023 Untapped Awards
    Winner! 2023 VAULT Festival Show of the Week
    Winner! 2022 LET Greenwich Theatre Award
    Nominee: Two 2023 Off West End Awards, including IDEA
    Nominee: 2023 Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award



Usually, disabled people just want to do the right thing. But what if they didn’t? What if they were out to make as much money as possible from the guilt of nondisabled, anxious people (like you)?

In PR office RIZE, blind talent manager Tim has worked out how to monetise disability. Together with wannabe blind influencer Ross, and anxious HR manager Helen, he is determined to cash in on ‘Able Anxiety’. But their mission has unintended consequences, as it turns out that manipulating people’s desire to fit in is even easier than you think.

Meanwhile Aarian, Sam and Chloe are here to deliver a fully accessible show. Or they’re trying to. They’re worthy, they’re dedicated, they’re just fundamentally good people (unlike you). But there’s a problem, the captions can’t be seen by the blind audience and the audio description is going over the heads of the deaf. Not to mention the gay jokes, the gender pay gap and the climate crisis...

It's A Motherf**king Pleasure was first produced by FlawBored and ASLYUM Arts at Vaults Festival in London in February 2023. The show then transferred to Soho Theatre in May 2023, and the Edinburgh Festival in August 2023 with support from New Diorama Theatre and Underbelly.
SAM / TIM – Blind or visually impaired performer
CHLOE / HELEN RICHARDSON – Female-identifying performer
AARIAN / ROSS – Blind or visually impaired, performer of colour, who is preferably queer
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)


“Meticulously plotted and uncompromising satire.” – The Stage

“An hour’s worth of irreverent fun ridiculing short-term ‘ableist’ attitudes and the lack of societal change.” – Everything Theatre

“As stroke of pure brilliance.” – Lost in Theatre Land

“The storytelling is playful with a keen eye for experimentation.” – The Guardian

“Insightful and uproarious.” – Playbill

“A satirical delight.” – The Reviews Hub

“Ridiculously entertaining.” – The Stage

“A stunningly inventive satire.” – The Times

“With a meaningful and increasingly urgent message at its foundation, this show builds layer upon layer of social commentary, not just about disability and ableism but of social media culture, the corporate world, the dangers of virtue signalling and identity politics, and so much more. That those layers are so much fun to peel away at is testament to the creative and intelligent writing.” – All That Dazzles

“A hysterical hour-long dressing-down with a scathing satirical wit. FlawBored’s commitment leaves this piece about as close to perfection as you can get.” – Binge Fringe Magazine

“It is clever, irreverent, shrewd, naughty, caring, and very very very funny.” – Broadway Baby

“Witty, hilarious and absurd.” – Disability Arts Online

“Their pin-sharp show is overflowing with dark humour and righteous anger.” – Fest

“A compelling attack on able-ism.” – The List

“The show is a triple threat in its wit, social commentary and shock.” – West End Best Friend

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Sam Brewer

Samuel Brewer is one of the co-founders of FlawBored and co-writer of It’s A Motherf **king Pleasure.

Samuel trained on the BA Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2020.

Since graduating he has ...

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Aarian Mehrabani

Aarian Mehrabani is one of the co-founders of FlawBored and co-writer of It’s A Motherf **king Pleasure.

Aarian trained on the BA Acting (Collaborative and devised theatre) course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2020. Before moving to London ...

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Chloe Palmer

Chloe Palmer is one of the co-founders of FlawBored and co-writer of It’s A Motherf **king Pleasure.

She is an actor and writer who graduated from the BA Acting Collaborative and Devised Course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2020.

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Josh Roche

Josh Roche is the winner of the JMK Award 2017, the UK’s most prestigious award for directors under 30, directing My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Young Vic, edited by Alan Rickman & Katherine Viner, starring Erin Doherty. He has directed over twenty productions, including ...

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