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Laminated

Sat 19 Jan 2019 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 | 7pm | £10 (£8)* | 14+

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Documental Theatre

Laminated

Written by Lucy Bell, developed with support from Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth

A tale of crime, passion and Fablon, set in a small Devon town.


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‘In the estate agent window on Fore Street there is a laminated picture of the home Bill and I bought to start a family, price reduced for quick sale. January is a stupid time to put a place on the market but that’s one thing we agree on now. We both need to move on. How did it come to this? How on earth did I miss all the clues along the way? I guess this story began seven years ago but it built to its grisly climax in the two weeks before Christmas, to a soundtrack of screeching breaks and something far worse: Greatest Hits of West Life.’

Laminated uses comedy, a tapestry of characters and a breakneck twisty-turny plot to explore the impact on marriage and siblings of being a family with a high needs child. The script was inspired by the frank and funny testimonies of ‘special needs families’, but is just as much about the universal question: what makes enduring relationships endure?

Running time: 60 mins

‘Laminated by Lucy Bell is beautiful and heart wrenching monologue about the over-looked and rarely discussed lives of parents caring for a child with profound disabilities. Extremely funny in Bell’s inimitable and warm conversational style, the play unfolds to give us a surprising and moving insight into a world of NHS counsellors, sausages and laminators.’

BEA ROBERTS, THEATRE503 AWARD-WINNING WRITER

‘Laminated is a lovely piece of writing with a wonderful central character. It’s unassuming and seemingly gentle with emotions buried deep underground’

DAVID LOCKWOOD, BIKE SHED THEATRE

‘The writing is amazing’

‘An epic, tender family story’

(IDEASLAB AUDIENCE MEMBERS)

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Voodoo Lounge

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