Pricks (4 stars)

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Jade Byrne in association with LittleMighty

I've had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind. This is my chance to set the record straight about Type 1 diabetics like me. I'm not bankrupting the NHS. And I can eat a cake – a whole bloody cake – if I want to. This urgent, funny new show blends warmly engaging storytelling with poetry and an original soundscape. It tells a surprisingly moving and uplifting story about families and learning to care for each other better. Join me as I learn to cope with the ups and downs of dealing with a lot of pricks.

Age category: 12+

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Difference of opinion: the many faces of political theatre

15 Aug 2018

After Trump and Brexit, political theatre has become a serious concern. Does it remains an effective medium for change and public discussion of ideas, or is it just a liberal echo chamber?

Politically engaged theatre has been a powerful presence throughout the past century. In his absurdist Rhinoceros, Ionesco famously transformed citizens into rhinoceroses to call out political complacency, while Brecht was similarly motivated to trigger…


10 Aug 20184 stars

Warm hearted personal show that refuses to flinch

An immersive play detailing a very personal yet informative journey of life with Type 1 diabetes, Pricks is educational, heat-wrenching and heartwarming. Jade Bryne's performance, as she depicts different stages of her life, is engaging and…

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1. David Sturrock10 Aug 2018, 2:03pm5 stars Pricks Report

Thus is a beautifully written piece with humour and emotional lows and highs. Energetic and engaging and a definite one to catch. well done! we loved it.

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