“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.
Set and costume design
“Eavesdropping has never looked better!”
“Very well observed snippets of British life.”
“A virtuoso showcase for two talented actors.”
“Humour and sadness inextricably intertwined.”
“A welcome antidote to all the noise and fury.”