Ambitious and Vivid ★★★★ The Stage

About the event

“If you plant a seed, and treat it like the dirt it’s surrounded by, it’ll grow ugly, like me…”

Carrying the weight of the world in his J.D sports bag, a working class lad trades his bag-head mates for a one-way ticket out of Salford…

Combining quick-witted spoken word with original songs, Gill’s explosive drama takes us on a poetic journey against the backdrop of Ladbrokes, broke lads and shit dads.

Following its sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2016, critically acclaimed Growing Pains returns to tour the UK.

‘Incredibly accomplished… a breath of fresh air’  ★★★★ The Scotsman 

‘A stunning show. Masters the art of rhyme with delirious dexterity‘   ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘At times inspirational, at others deeply moving and poignant, Gill is a revelation’ ★★★★ TV Bomb

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by Arts Council England