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Plastic Figurines – New Diorama, London

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a lengthy tour beginningin 2015, Manchester-basedtheatre company Box of Tricks is bringing back its production of Ella Carmen Greenhill's 75-minute play Plastic Figurinesfor a four-week London run. The production's success seems to confirm a recent trend which has seen the "difficult" subject of autism become box office and the ...

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Plastic Figurines – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   Hot on the heels of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,The Lowry hosts another play with a central character on the autism spectrum. The enthusiastic response of a packed house suggests that the audience still has an appetite for the subject. But then Plastic Figurines is ...

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Plastic Figurines – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Ray Taylor This brand new play explores the relationship between siblings Rose and Mikey in the wake of their mother’s diagnosis of leukaemia and subsequent death. A situation already hard enough is compounded by the fact that Mikey suffers with autism while Rose is left with all the responsibility for him. The ...

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Plastic Figurines – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin Plastic Figurines is Ella Carmen Greenhill's compelling new play that takes a look into the often misunderstood world of autism. Drawing from her own experiences of growing up with an autistic brother, we are invited into an eye opening fictional world that highlights how the condition affects everyone within its ...

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Jumpers For Goalposts – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] Twenty years ago, Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing became an instant classic, highlighting the trials of two gay teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality. Two decades on and Tom Wells’ Jumpers For Goalposts does exactly the same for a new generation. Like its predecessor, though, the orientation of its protagonists ...

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Jumpers for Goalposts – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4.5] Set wholly in a football dressing room in Hull, this play follows Barely Athletic, a gay football team with ‘a token straight’ as they compete in a football league against teams including; Tranny United, Man City and Lesbian Rovers. A cast of five make up the football team: Viv (Vivienne ...

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Jumpers for Goalposts – Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] Some might cite Tom Wells’ new play Jumpers for Goalposts for its slightly fantastical air and lack of serious dramatic tension, but that would be to entirely miss the point of its warm-hearted yet clear-sighted pleasures. The play follows a predominantly gay five-a-side football team –Barely United – in Hull, ...

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