A Paines Plough and Live Theatre production
by Tom Wells
October - December 2016
A sweet meditation on the fierce, fragile alliances formed on the cusp of adulthood... incredibly endearing.
**** The Guardian
"The point is: we’re losers. Nobodies. Carry on like this, we’re losers forever. And we don’t have to be. Fresh start, two months to completely one hundred per cent reinvent ourselves. And I know exactly how we can do that."
Megan, Holly and Ben are definitely not the cool kids. But Megan has a plan. One long summer holiday to change their lives. One sure path to coolness. One amazing transformation, through the power of song.
Holed up in Megan’s garden shed, three old friends try to change their fortunes in a beautiful, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud coming-of-age story for our times. Rock on.
"A sweet meditation on the fierce, fragile alliances formed on the cusp of adulthood... incredibly endearing."
★★★★ The Guardian
“Wonderful, funny and original”
★★★★ The i Newspaper
“Funny and convincing dialogue... a fine cast.”
"Funny, confessional and well-crafted... Matthew Robins' music and Wells' lyrics feel like Victoria Wood for a new generation."
"Quirky, warm and hugely entertaining."
★★★★ The Chronicle
"It's funny. It's engaging, even heart-warming."
British Theatre Guide
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
“A funny script and rocking soundtrack… filled with warmth.”
"A brilliant script... may well be the most uplifting thing you'll see all year."
★★★★★ Once Upon a Tyne
"Charming and recognisable... provided laughs along the way in its feel good message about growing up."
North East Theatre Guide
"A new play by Tom Wells is always a welcome event."
The Northern Echo
BROKEN BISCUITS was originally developed at the Kenyon Playwrights Conference at Kenyon College, and was first produced by Paines Plough and Live Theatre. It was first performed at Live Theatre, Newcastle on 5 October 2016.