Jade Byrne


  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    60 mins

I've had over 70,000 pricks… of the medical kind.

This is my chance to set the record straight about Type 1 diabetics like me. Despite what people say, I'm not bankrupting the NHS. And I can eat cake – a whole bloody cake – if I want to.

This urgent, funny new show blends warmly engaging storytelling with poetry and an original soundscape. It tells a surprisingly moving and uplifting story about families and learning to care for each other better.

Join me as I learn to cope with the ups and downs of dealing with a lot of pricks.

Jade Byrne is a theatre maker with type 1 diabetes, which is not type 2 diabetes. This is her show. It's warm, big-hearted and inspiring.

...educational, heart-wrenching and heart-warming.

The List



"Jade Byrne's performance, as she depicts different stages of her life, is engaging and energetic. Pricks is a tour-de-force of emotion and a vital piece of informative theatre. It demands understanding and radiates warmth." - The List

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"The words and actions of her family, and eventually her husband and children, bring warmth and humanity to an already revelatory piece of theatre." - The Stage

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"It has humour and pathos, some anguish, some anger and not a little sadness but, ultimately, positivity and happiness." - British Theatre Guide

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