Following organisational development last year, Box of Tricks is renewed, revamped, relaunched and raring to go! We hope you like our new look and feel.
We’re proud to launch our new season: three heartfelt new plays, from three of the most exciting North West voices, exploring memory, family and guilt. Developed through our New Tricks programme, working with homegrown playwrights supported by local theatres, this promises to be our most ambitious and exciting season to date. Feast your eyes…
PLASTIC FIGURINES by Ella Carmen Greenhill
A six week national | April-May 2015
“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.”
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.
“A gripping work from a talent of tremendous promise”
★★★★ The Times (on Greenhill’s ‘Made in Britain’)
NARVIK by Lizzie Nunnery
Autumn 2015 | Liverpool Playhouse Studio
“We are all but beating hearts. We are guts and blood and animal things.”
Inspired by tales of her grandfather’s time in the Navy, Narvik brings to life a powerful story of love, guilt, heroism and betrayal.
“The Everyman’s new writing programme has unearthed a talent worth celebrating – I can only urge you to get thee to a Nunnery.”
★★★★★ The Guardian (on Nunnery’s ‘In Temperance’)
CHIP SHOP CHIPS by Becky Prestwich
Autumn/Winter 2015-16 | Northern Tour
“She’s not going anywhere yet. Even if it’s just for tonight – he won’t unwish it. They can have now. And then years after, they’ll still get a shiver from the memories.”
Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips is an immersive love story set in a chippy performing in unusual spaces across the North.
“A bold piece of work that engages on many levels.”
★★★★ Time Out, Critics’ Choice: Show of the Week
(on Prestwich’s ‘Streetlights and Shadows’)