One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig TaylorIn these snippets of overheard conversations from across the length and breadth of the country, Craig Taylor captures the state were in with humour and pathos and perfect timing. Laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, these tiny plays in which every one of us could have a starring role are little windows into other peoples lives that reveal the triumphs, disasters, prejudices, horrors and joys of twenty-first-century life.
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The 30 extracts that have been chosen for the Watermill production are held together by that typically British game, Bingo. Emma Barclay and Alec Nicholls are incredibly versatile and brilliantly funny in every scene, playing characters of both sexes and capturing different accents. Their facial expressions are a delight. With 94 pocket-sized plays in the repertoire, One Million Tiny Plays could provide an audience with a different experience every night, whether presenting the full collection over several nights or even staging them as a type of theatrical roulette. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts. The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in
Qty :. A Wonder Woman and bride-to-be finds herself worse for wear at the end of a hen night; a funeral director's love of Manchester United proves unhelpful when talking to the bereaved; two overly-vigilant mothers wrestle with their paranoia in the queue for Santa's Grotto; a widow recounts her disastrous return to the world of dating and a father realises that his son is growing away from him as he helps him tie his football boots. In these snippets of overheard conversations from across the length and breadth of the country, Craig Taylor captures the state we're in with humour and pathos and perfect timing. Laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, these tiny plays in which every one of us could have a starring role are little windows into other people's lives that reveal the triumphs, disasters, prejudices, horrors and joys of twenty-first-century life. Hugely entertaining and utterly addictive, this is book that can be dipped into or feasted upon in one sitting.
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Craig Taylor's playlets, which began as a column in The Guardian newspaper, are so exquisitely observed that they often read like snatches of real-life conversation. And then you come across moments that could only be the work of a fine comic writer: a farmer in Kent sits on a tractor, opining on musical genre "Drum and bass is dead to me, mate. It's dead to me. For me. I used to work in … what is the word?