The Memories Season
ONE MILLION TINY PLAYS ABOUT BRITAIN
By Craig Taylor
Directed by Laura Keefe
In association with The Watermill Theatre
“You remember every packet of crisps you’ve eaten, then?”
A couple peer into an estate agent’s window; two sports fans have a heart-to-heart in the loo; a daughter has questions about her mother’s love life; and as a father helps his son tie his football boots, he realises they are growing apart. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there are a million tiny plays happening every day.
Originally published in The Guardian, this collage of scenes now form a hugely entertaining and addictive evening in the theatre. It will change the way you listen to the world around you, and train journeys will never be the same again.
Praise for One Million Tiny Plays About Britain.
INCREDIBLY VERSATILE AND BRILLIANTLY FUNNY. The Stage
TOUCHING, HILARIOUS, UPSETTING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, PITHY. Observer
ACUTELY OBSERVED, EXQUISITELY CRAFTED TRAGICOMEDIES. Sunday Times
Craig Taylor is a writer and journalist, whose books include Return to Akenfield and Londoners: the Days and Nights of London Now. One Million Tiny Plays About Britain began life as a weekly column in the Guardian.
Laura Keefe’s recent credits include Robin Hood (Watermill Theatre), My Beautiful Black Dog (Bush Theatre/Roundhouse/Southbank Centre), and Turning a Little Further, The Lost (Young Vic). She is a former staff director at the National Theatre.
Running time Around two hours including an interval.
*** (No performances over Christmas, 22 December 2019 – 5 January 2020) ***
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm. Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm
Under 30? 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Bookable online or by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Preview Tickets 4–5 December £15
Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20
Please note that after Saturday 14 December all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk