Current Programme:

A Paines Plough, Sherman Theatre and Theatr Clwyd production

Love, Lies and Taxidermy
by Alan Harris

July - November 2016

A stupidly lovely fantasy... very funny... make[s] you believe that sometimes real life can actually be better than the movies.
**** The Guardian

Synopsis

This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well.

But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence.

An offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the struggle to fit in from writer Alan Harris (BBC Radio 4, National Theatre Wales, Sherman Cymru).

#LoveLiesTaxidermy

The performance at 7pm on Sunday 30 October will be closed-captioned.

REVIEWS:

"A stupidly lovely fantasy... very funny... make[s] you believe that sometimes real life can actually be better than the movies."
★★★★
The Guardian

"Charming, cheering, and socially alert romantic comedy."
★★★★
The Stage

"Endearing, uplifting and bursting with energy...more magical than the movies."
★★★★
WhatsOnStage

"Perrin and his cast delight."

★★★★★
The Skinny

"Raucously funny… a joyful, surprising tribute to love, hope, community and big ideas."
★★★★★
British Theatre Guide

"The next gem from Paines Plough at the Roundabout."
★★★★★
British Theatre

"Another audience laughing their heads off… another resounding success from Paines Plough."

★★★★★
Scots Gay

"A funny, heartwarming and tender tale of underdogs fighting the odds."
★★★★
Fest

"Uplifting and intelligent. Superb direction by George Perrin."
★★★★
Reviews Hub

"Jam-packed with hilarious moments...a triumph."
★★★★
The Upcoming

"Heartwarming and truly funny...a delightful afternoon out with the family."
★★★★
EdFest

"First rate, witty and entertaining."
★★★★
Theatre Extra

"Sharp, comedic presentation and writing...phenomenal performances."
★★★★
North West End


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