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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (RT Productions in association with Citizens Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Inspired by Craig Taylor’s overheard conversations, local council banter and drunken nights out create this sharp montage of little vignettes from all over Britain. The coastlines of England and the rough streets of Glasgow stand back to back as ‘Tiny Plays’ looks at the small details which characterise the nation, from the subject of binge drinking Geordies to that of divided political opinion. Hosted on the first floor of The White Company, turfed park areas and scattered sets fuse and mingle to build several tiny stages; yet while this is an ingenious feature of the show’s arrangement, it is also its downfall as some skits are hilariously observant, while others are slightly dull. But comic and astute throughout, this is a delightfully inventive production.

Hill Street Theatre, 5 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), times vary, £9.50 – £15.00, fpp286.
tw rating 4/5