Saturday 20th January 2018 – 7.30pm. Venue & Bar Open 7pm.
LARGE PRINT TRASH
presented by professional touring theatre company Something Underground Theatre
Large Print Trash
Find your borrowers card to join full-blooded librarian, Jenny, playing family court judges and illiterate lovers to find honour and realistic literary heroes in a world gone large print and trash-romance mad. Dubious sanity, uncertain identity intertwine with wit, humour, rage… and love.
Jenny’s a 40-something librarian. Lacking much of a love life herself – and having split up with her ex – she watches people use the library to enhance their fantasy love lives or develop their internet relationships. Then she meets young Billy, starts a physical relationship and helps him with his “reading”. Under the jolly exterior we begin to see that this mixed-up person is fighting with the blackest parts of her soul, and not always winning, either the fight, or our sympathy. But Jenny is …”unusual” and is fighting a legal battle for access to her own child, Timothy.
Despite being denied access by the courts, with the help of falling youth library attendance figures, Jenny turns to her ability to take on any personality she chooses to engineer an innocent encounter with her son, to tell him what lies in her heart. The ingenious plan that requires even more wit than even she had expected to employ, enables a veritable host of new and surprising relationships to open up for her. Not least … with herself.
“…beautifully performed & exquisitely written….funny in the right places & thought provoking throughout…..a huge writing & acting talent at work – one of the stand-out nights of the Brighton Fringe”
— Nick Stockman. former Brighton Fringe Manager.
Written and performed by Jonathan Brown
Winner: Best New Play Award, New writing South 2012 (The Last Lunch).
Shortlisted: Best New Play Award, New writing South 2013 (The Silent Stream)
Winner: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2013 (The Silent Stream)
Nominated: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2007 (Large Print Trash)
Directed by Olly and Kirsty Hurd-Thomas.
Tickets: £10 (UGT members £8)
Ticket booking fee payable on online purchases.
Want to avoid this? Then:
Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,
or whenever the theatre is open
or, if still available, on the door.
With regret, the venue is below ground on split levels and has no wheelchair access.
A Hearing loop is available.