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Cast Offs: a comedy drama about disability | reviews, news & interviews

Cast Offs: a comedy drama about disability

Cast Offs: a comedy drama about disability

The creators of a pioneering comedy drama about disability explain themselves

Cast Offs: from left, Tom, Gabby, April, Will, Carrie and DanChannel 4

Channel 4 put six disabled people on a desert island for three months to see if they can fend for themselves. That’s the startling premise of Cast Offs - a new drama co-written by Alex Bulmer, Tony Roche and Jack Thorne. Does team writing really work? And can you get laughs out of such sensitive material. theartsdesk invited the three writers to interview one another.

Put six disabled people as the main characters in a telly show and you’re bound to get attention, some of which might not be liked

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