Small Change

  • Genre: Drama
    Opened 15 April 2008
    Written: Peter Gill
    Directed: Peter Gill
    Produced: Donmar Warehouse
    Cast:Sue Johnston (Mrs Harte), Lindsey Coulson (Mrs Driscoll), Luke Evans (Vincent), Matt Ryan (Gerard)
    Synopsis: Set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950s. Recalls the friendship between two boys and the relationship with their mothers, and the tragedy of the things that go unsaid and are forever unresolved.

    What the popular press had to say.....
    PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Excellent Donmar revival...Warmly recommended." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Small Change, which premiered in 1976, is directed by the author in characteristically austere style, with pitch-perfect performances. It strikes me now, though, as one of his less rewarding works." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "A vivid reminder, in the author's own immaculate staging, that working-class realism can be poetic, swift and resonant."DOMINIC CAVENDISH for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "One of the least ostentatious pieces of theatre I've ever seen. It's also one of the most intricately arranged, as refined as poetry...Highly recommended"; JEREMY AUSTIN for THE STAGE says, "Confusing, over-written story...doesn’t wear its age well. "SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "A potent and poetic distillation of the everyday...Gill’s production is, like his writing, spare and pungent, and it is beautifully and precisely acted. "

    External links to full reviews from popular press
    The Independent
    The Guardian
    The Times
    Daily Telegraph

    Production photo by J.Persson

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