Where: New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton St, London NW1 3BF
£: Tickets cost £14.50 or £13.50 for concessions
What is it?
Box of Tricks presents the funny and touching Plastic Figurines at the New Diorama Theatre in London, from Tuesday 27th September to Saturday 22nd October.
Following a critically acclaimed national tour last spring, Plastic Figurines plays at the New Diorama for a four-week run.
Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, Bruce Willis films and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but he hates change. When their mum is diagnosed with leukaemia, their world is plunged into chaos. Rose returns home to find a very different brother to when she left. Today is his eighteenth birthday and Rose wants everything to be perfect, but life with Mikey isn’t ever that simple.
Inspired by events in playwright Ella Carmen Greenhill’s life, Plastic Figurines is a funny and heartfelt new play that explores autism and the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world.
Award-winning playwright Ella Carmen Greenhill has been a writer-in-residence with Paines Plough and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Greenhill was a winner of ITV’s Original Voices Scheme and is now a regular writer for Coronation Street.
Plastic Figurines is directed by Box of Tricks’ Joint Artistic Director and co-founder Adam Quayle. The production launches Manchester-based Box of Tricks’ 10th Anniversary Season, and marks their first production to have a full London run since they relocated from London to Manchester in 2012.
Plastic Figurines is made with support from Arts Council England and the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.
More info: newdiorama.com