In Doggerland

Tue 26 Nov 2013 | 8pm | £10 (£8)

Box of Tricks presents

In Doggerland

A new play by Tom Morton-Smith.

“You know when a song gets stuck in your head? Round and round … over and over. I’ve got that now … only it’s not a piece of music … it’s not a tune … it’s a phrase: home is where the heart is … home is where the heart is.”

A coastline erodes, a house falls into the sea. A mysterious brother and sister arrive looking for answers. Marnie clings to her camera, taking photographs of strangers and places. She has come to say goodbye to a life she never knew whilst her brother Linus is keen to make a fresh start. But when they find Simon and daughter Kelly, reeling in the wake of tragedy, all four lives are to become inextricably linked under the weight of the past.

A funny and heartfelt new play about lives lived on shifting sands, In Doggerland is a searching examination of love, family and identity.

Tom Morton-Smith is an award-winning playwright and former writer-in-residence at acclaimed new writing company, Paines Plough. He is currently under commission with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

‘The writing has energy and breadth, and Morton-Smith juggles ideas and emotions’
LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN

‘Manchester-based company Box of Tricks know how to pick their writers; Tom Morton-Smith’s script is both poetic and philosophical, a thoughtful meditation on the impact of loss… There are some really heart-wrenching moments… In Doggerland is a touching and funny play that explores the lives of four people bought together by tragedy and hope.’  ★★★★
WHAT’S ON STAGE

‘The city’s innovative Box of Tricks… First class theatre’
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

‘In Doggerland is a mature, thoughtful drama about loss, responsibility and relationships, sensitively directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Its central themes could have been treated sensationally, but here are handled with intelligence and genuine emotional resonance. A fine play, see it if you can.’ ★★★★★
REMOTE GOAT

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