Christmas Treats

One Million Tiny Plays About Britain



4 December 2019 -
11 January 2020


“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.

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.


Emma Barclay
Emma has performed in several shows at the Cambridge Arts and Watermill Theatres.
Alec Nicholls
Alec has performed at the Arcola Theatre and with the Tristan Bates Ensemble.

Craig Taylor
Laura Keefe
Ceci Calf
Set and costume design
Sherry Coenen
Lighting design
Harry Linden Johnson
Sound design


“Eavesdropping has never looked better!”
Broadway World
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“Very well observed snippets of British life.”
Last Minute Theatre
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“A virtuoso showcase for two talented actors.”
British Theatre
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“Utterly absorbing.”
The Londonist
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“Humour and sadness inextricably intertwined.”
The Stage

“A welcome antidote to all the noise and fury.”
The Guardian