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A Paines Plough production

Growth
by Luke Norris

July - October 2016

Genuinely hilarious from start to finish... consistently witty, packed with vivid characters and hook-filled dialogue
**** The Stage

Synopsis

"That? That’s. I mean.
Yeah.
It’s a lump in a bag of lumps.
I mean.
It’s normal."

Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off.

He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way - cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life.  So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made... it's a real ball ache.

GROWTH is a comedy about growing up and manning up from rising star Luke Norris (SO HERE WE ARE, Royal Exchange; GOODBYE TO ALL THAT, Royal Court).

#GrowthPlay

REVIEWS:

Achingly funny and tender... Of the hundreds of shows at the Fringe, few feel as necessary as this.”
★★★★★ Financial Times

“A league or two above anything but the pick of the Fringe...deeply moving.”
★★★★★
British Theatre Guide

“Genuinely hilarious from start to finish... consistently witty, packed with vivid characters and hook-filled dialogue.”
★★★★
The Stage

“Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny... heart-stoppingly human.”
★★★★
The Scotsman

"Very funny, throwing laugh-out-loud one-liners… but vitally important."
★★★★
WhatsOnStage

“GROWTH is smart and funny and frequently absolutely fearless, with excellent performances.”
Exeunt

“Achingly funny and tender... Of the hundreds of shows at the Fringe, few feel as necessary as this.”
★★★★
Auditorium

“Thoroughly entertaining.”
★★★★
Broadway Baby

“Norris’s script pings with outstanding one liners… highly recommended!”
★★★★
British Theatre

“Hilarious, heartwarming and relevant."
★★★★
1/2 Reviews Hub

 

“Extremely witty.”
★★★★ Theatre Extra

 

“An incredibly funny and well written story...superb comic timing."
★★★★
UK Theatre Web

 

GROWTH was first commissioned and performed by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in collaboration with Paines Plough in April 2015, directed by Sean Linnen.

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