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
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