Gutted is supported by IA (the ileostomy and internal pouch support group).


What is Gutted?

Gutted is an unmissable journey of frank confession, colourful characters and too much brown sauce. Based on solo performer Liz Richardson’s real life experiences as a twenty-something living with ulcerative colitis. Liz shares her journey of living with chronic inflammatory bowel disease before choosing to have surgery and live with an ileostomy before settling with a pouch.

Gutted is told in a way not previously seen and provides the audience with a window into what life is like with a chronic illness before taking the taboo subject of living with a bag (ileostomy).

Originally playing to hospital venues in May 2016, Gutted received great reviews during its tour of hospitals in November 2016 and at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2017.

**** “a fearless performance”

Bouquets & Brickbats

“It may seem a contradiction to describe a solo performance as a dialogue but Gutted is precisely that: an invitation to talk… it is to be applauded for promoting this particular conversation in a life-affirming way”

The Lancet

To view a clip of the show, visit our YouTube page at


Forthcoming Dates 2018

25 October @ 20:00 : LIGHTHOUSE POOLE : Tickets online or call 01202 280000

26 October @ 19:00 : BRISTOL ROYAL INFIRMARY : Tickets online or call 0800 0184 724

27 October @ 14:30 : ROYAL DEVON & EXETER HOSPITAL : Tickets online or call 0800 0184 724

31 October @ 19:45 : THEATR CLWYD, MOLD : Tickets online or call 01352 701521

01 November @ 19:45 : YORK THEATRE ROYAL : Tickets online or call 01904 623568

03 November @ 20:00 : ROSEHILL THEATRE WHITEHAVEN : Tickets online or call 01946 692422

06 November @ 19:00 : KENT & CANTERBURY HOSPITAL : Tickets online or call 0800 0184 724

07 November @ 19:45 : MAIDSTONE HOSPITAL : Tickets online or call 0800 0184 724

09 November @ 19:00 : SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS HALIFAX : Tickets online or call 01422 349422

10 November @ 19:30 : THEATRE DELI SHEFFIELD : Tickets online

Disclaimer: IA accepts no responsibility for any changes to published times or dates at any of the theatre venues. Please check latest dates and times before booking with the theatre directly. Please note theatre venues will incur a ticket charge plus any fees at the prevailing rate for which IA has no control over and any questions should be raised with the theatre directly.