A commission by Fuel Theatre, as part of their WHILE YOU WAIT... series of podcasts. Listen here.

This work was adapted for Four Thought, on BBC Radio 4, in May 2015. Listen to this version here.

A video about my collaboration with Iain Purdue, a Research Worker in the Psychology Department at King's College London is here.

While You Wait for a Cancer Diagnosis is created in collaboration with research Kip Purdue and looks at the liminal space between a bump and a hard place.

For the “While You Wait” series, I thought it would be cheeky and subversive to write “Waiting… for a Cancer Diagnosis” and to try to put into practice some of the thinking that I have done in the past 12 years since I was diagnosed, treated and cured of testicular cancer. Because I have spent so much time working as a professional cancer patient – performing my personal patient narrative as well as creating work about how cancer patients exist in public space – I thought that the podcast would be able to be both simple, personal and profound. I wanted to make something that was well-researched, built in consultation with a professional, and that was a bit funny, sexy and political. I wanted and expected it to be easy, especially as I’ve thought about this subject for so long.
Of course, the moment one agrees to write “Waiting… for a Cancer Diagnosis”, suddenly, karmically, it happens. The bump. And the theoretical ideas you have about what you would do while you wait seem like a distant memory. This bump is not a metaphor, or an idea: this bump is serious.”