PLASTIC FIGURINES is a new play from Box of Tricks Theatre. Following a successful National tour in 2015, the play transfers to New Diorama Theatre for a four week run from 27th September – 22nd October 2016.
“Mum told me that there was something in his brain that was different, she said that he liked to put his toys in lines and that was a symptom or whatever. I used to go in his room and see all his stuffed animals in a line and I’d mess them up. I’d mess the line up.”
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. But 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 the playwright’s own life, Plastic Figurines is a funny and moving new play that explores autism and the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world.
Award-winning writer Ella Carmen Greenhill writes for Coronation Street and is one of Theatre503’s 503Five resident playwrights following writer-on-attachment placements at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Paines Plough.
“Plastic Figurines by Ella Carmen Greenhill is a beautiful piece of theatre. Confident, compassionate, funny and tender, the play tells the story of a brother a sister trying to navigate their way through the death of their mother, their pull for independence and their need for each other.” Review by Roz Wyllie
PLASTIC FIGURINES By Ella Carmen Greenhill
27 September – 22 October 2016
New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton St, London NW1 3BF
020 7383 9034
Box of Tricks
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Artistic Directors: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder & Adam Quayle
Associate Producer: Amy Fisher