WANCS - Richard Boggie & Lisette Auton present

Chop, Dissolve, Burn

When: Wednesday 4th August 2021 

Performance Time: 7:30pm  

Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: Approx. 40 mins 

Age Recommendation: 12+ 

Content warnings: This rehearsed reading contains swearing, adult themes and disability hate crime. For further information, please contact us on enquiries@alphabettitheatre.co.uk

Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions. This is a rehearsed reading of a new script.

Online Audience: The performance will be live streamed   

This rehearsed reading will be captioned and BSL interpreted.

When disabled and non-disabled worlds collide, the consequences can be serious. Or they can be seriously funny.   


Peter and Rose are old Uni mates. Actually, more than mates. 21 years later, their lives converge once again, but for how long? The area around Rose’s flat is teeming with police. There’s been a serious incident. Surely the poor, vulnerable, inspirational disabled people can’t be involved? After a year of shielding, how far will Rose go to have Peter back in her life? What are two disabled people capable of when pushed too far?   

Chop, Dissolve, Burn is a black comedy that will have you squirming in your seat. This play relentlessly pokes fun at society’s attitudes towards disability, whilst exposing the terrifying truth about the impacts of inequality on disabled people’s lives.   

At its heart, Chop Dissolve, Burn is also a simple love story - two former lovers separated by circumstance and a hasty note written on the back of a receipt are brought back together by a pandemic. Do they risk a second chance? And how far will they go to be together again?  

Be prepared for macabre humour, the absurd, a guide dog with a taste for flesh, and a plant pot.  


Written and performed by disabled artists Lisette Auton and Richard Boggie, and based on their lived experience of disability, activism and a desire to change the universe whilst making up grim jokes. This is a rehearsed reading created using NFF’s seed-pot funding for under-represented theatre makers.  

Mugshots: Black and white image – two mugshots side by side. On the left a white woman with scraped back hair and surprised expression. On the right a white man with short hair and a moody expression. Code letters and numbers on boards by their chests and the date: 22 June 2021
Invigorate logo. Black lower case text with a red scriggly background.

Seed Pot Bursary Holder