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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain
Derived from the popular column in the Guardian newspaper, these brilliantly funny and at times heartbreaking snapshots of life in Britain have been adapted to create high octane montage theatre. A world premiere.
Play no. 39
(A sales assistant speaks to a customer in a shop in Glasgow)
“…oh, I know. And for shoes I can recommend at least seven places. So yeah, it’s a lot different around here. Changes. Yeah. Apparently they used to make…(pause) …Ships”
Racing through the high streets, low streets, fields and suburbs of the British Isles, overheard conversations reveal glimpses of modern life.
Middle-aged Tom pleads for his job to his Blackberry savvy team leaders, a mother shares her paranoia about Santa’s lapsed criminal record check, and a tractor driver declares his disillusion with drum and bass.
These tiny plays in which every one of us could have a starring role, bring together a portrait of a country both enriched and plagued with culture clashes - a reflection on the state we’re in.
Cast includes: Sushil Chudasama, Mark McDonnell and Pauline Turner
BY CRAIG TAYLOR
ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY ROS PHILIPS
“inspired staging…(the actors) show chameleon-like gifts for transformation…very funny”
“every discarded crisp packet tells a story”
“a whistle-stop journey across the UK, as we eavesdrop on real conversations and incidents…a witty piece, beautifully directed”
“one of the chief pleasures of this engaging show is the recognition factor…(a) witty and inventive production”
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A Snapshot of Britain