To many, the show's concept may seem confronting, but Pullan's work emphasises that people ought not to think like that. "When you're in a wheelchair people treat you ridiculously, because they don't know how to treat me. They think that they need to treat me different so they they do things like pat me on the head and speak slowly."
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Of all the shows taking place at Melbourne Fringe festival, one could argue this particular show is one of the most unique. While Pullan's show is of the stand-up variety, he won't be opening his mouth to talk. "Most people [on stage] talk, I do not. I created my own speech synthesis software that allows me to deliver lines. People will say having a disability makes me different but most people make fun of their own experiences, I just happen to be in a wheelchair for my experience."
What: The Grumpy Cripple Live
When & Where: 20 & 21 Sep, Hares & Hyenas