“Mum told me that there was something in his brain that was different, she said that he liked to put his toys in lines.”
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.
Inspired by events in the playwright’s own life, Plastic Figurines is a funny and moving new play that explores the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world.
Recently nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award, Box of Tricks is a theatre company committed to the next generation of new writing. Playwright Ella Carmen Greenhill is a former writer-on-attachment at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Paines Plough.
This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.
Image credit: Lucas Smith
ABOUT BOX OF TRICKS
Box of Tricks is a Manchester-based new writing company committed to developing and producing the best new work around; discovering, nurturing and promoting the next generation of playwrights. We are drawn to plays that have an immediacy and relevance today: the stories that need to be told, the voices that need to be heard.
QUOTES FOR BOX OF TRICKS
"A theatre company to watch."
"Box of Tricks know how to pick their writers...A touching and funny play."
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"Ella Greenhill’s Plastic Figurines explores illness, loss and grief through sibling relationships… A poignant and affecting piece"
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