Live-Streaming At Applecart Arts February 15th to 17th

Funded by Arts Council England, and The National Lottery



A One- Woman Comedy  show where invisible illness and a 'hostile environment' collide.

Air is invisible.
A vibe is invisible.
Time is invisible.
A giggle is invisible.
And so are many illnesses.

'Illusions of Liberty' is a Black Comedy about, a woman who has a fake identity, but not one of her choosing. She is in a constant battle to maintain what people believe she is, It’s a matter of survival. Over the course of four days, after some traumatic news, she battles with hard truths, and convincing lies.

Liberty Jones is a Principal Cellist, for five years she has been plagued with an increasing number of bewildering symptoms. Five days ago, Liberty Jones received a diagnosis of an invisible illness. Against the backdrop of a hostile environment, this Black comedy follows her for four days, we see her struggle with her diagnosis, the mother daughter relationship, and what it means to have an illness no one can actually see.

As she struggles to maintain her equilibrium in her new status and relationships. How does she feel when the dust settles? How does she deal with her new normal? How many new ‘normals’ will she have to adjust to, in four days?

"So many different types of tired…. And so...few…. beds"

Backed by Live Music, this Funny, Poignant, semi-autobiographical story challenges us to look below the surface and 'see' the invisible.

This show is being live-streamed  By Applecart Arts.  Enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home.

Applecart Arts

Applecart Arts, 170 Harold Road, London. London E13 0SE. “We at Applecart believe that stories are potent and have the power to challenge, change and strengthen communities… We aim to reach across cultural divides and tell stories which engage, inspire and entertain our audiences”. Applecart Arts have invested in live-streaming theatre shows. They have a strong reputation for quality and excellence in this area. Theatre and the arts are changing, and Applecart has changed with it.

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Lorna Wells


Corinne Walker

'Liberty Jones'

Chuma Emembolu

Sound and Lighting Designer

Sally Hardcastle

Set and Costume

Gwenan Bain

Assistant Director, Stage Manager and Operator

Rebecca Dilg


Aisling Gallagher


Meera Priyanka Raja


Samantha Mensah

Personal Assistant and Support Worker for Lorna Wells



Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a complex chronic disease that presents with symptoms in multiple body systems. ME is a neurological disease according to the World Health Organization.

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It's an incurable immune system illness, probably genetic in origin and mainly suffered by females. It can affect any part of the body and that's the danger.

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome EDS

The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of thirteen individual genetic conditions, all of which affect the body’s connective tissue.

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Charities being helped by 'Illusions of Liberty'

'Illusions of Liberty' is sharing a percentage of the ticket sales with three Charities for people living with invisible illness. As there are so many deserving charities, it was decided to draw the three charities from a 'hat'.

Fibromyalgia UK

If you would like to support Fibromyalgia UK, then please follow the link. This charity was not one of the ones selected. However, the playwright lives with this condition amongst others.

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More Audience Reviews

 "What a wonderful story! Saw this one woman play yesterday and cheers are in order for writer @LornaWells88 and actor @corinneswalker "👏🏾🥂"

Rochelle Thomas

 "corinneswalker was superb last night in @liberty_2019 written by @LornaWells88, played again tonight at @KingsHeadThtr highly recommended!""

Sok-ho Trinh

 Congrats to everyone involved in the one woman play @liberty_2019, an insightful portrayal of relationships in the days after an invisible illness diagnosis. @KingsHeadThtr is a great sm venue too. #invisiblevisible @ehlersdanlosuk @ConsciousCass Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone."

Kay JulierManaging Director of Ehlers-Danos Support UK

 "Amusing, plaintive and piercing. Many congratulations Lorna, Corinne and the team.Amusing, plaintive and piercing."

Anna Corbett

 What a wonderful masterpiece created by @LornaWells88 and congrats to @corinneswalker for portraying such a poignant character and creating awareness about ICI. Such a divine experience 👏🏾❤"

Melissa Parke


  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom