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Theatre // Coming up // Touch Theatre: Precious Little by Madeleine George
9 September

Touch Theatre: Precious Little by Madeleine George

Come with us as we discover how language can enlighten, amuse and enrage us as well as hide what we are really trying to say.

The central characters are Brodie, an academic linguist, who researches almost extinct languages of Eurasia, and a gorilla, who may know a small number of words in the English language, and lives in an enclosure at the local zoo. We explore how Brodie encounters the limitations of everyday languages – of intimacy with her younger partner, of technical terminologies with the medical specialists and counsellors to whom she is directed. Simultaneously, she discovers the power of unspoken feelings and emotions, especially with the majestic primate to whom she is increasingly drawn as her own problems become overwhelming.

Performed by a cast of three, two of whom play multiple roles, this is a meaty piece written by the award-winning American feminist playwright, Madeleine George. This emotionally engaging piece will make you laugh out loud and bring you to tears.  

What people have said about Precious Little:

"A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded but often comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"An 80 minute little gem that makes a big impression" - San Francisco Chronicle

Precious Little was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb as part of Summerworks 2009, their annual festival of new plays.

What audience members have said about Touch Theatre:

"loved the combination of meaning and humour"

"challenging, funny and disturbing all in one"

"superb acting, imaginative staging, thought provoking script"

"brilliant piece of theatre"


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