FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018
Production dates announced for the world premiere of
The Big Things
by Mike Heath
direction Sharon Willems
Monday 16 April - Saturday 5 May 2018
Press Days: Wednesday 18 April & Thursday 19 April 2018, 7:30pm
Barons Court Theatre, 28a Comeragh Road, London, W14 9HR
Tickets available here.
PRESS RELEASE Friday 16 March 2018
Today we announce the production dates for The Big Things, a world premiere from Mike Heath:
The Big Things brings us into the world of Grace, a woman living to a different rhythm. She meets Malcolm and falls in love, but even that she can’t do without people staring. When she and Malcolm decide to have a baby, the ensuing challenges leave her questioning everything she knows about life. How can your family love you when they can’t understand you? How can you be a good mother when you’re not like everyone else?
Shortlisted for the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2016, The Big Things is a tragi-comic play about love and parenthood.
Casting Announcement Forthcoming.
For further press information please contact:
Leonard Bacica, Producer
email@example.com | 07833 913760
"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize that they were the big things" - Kurt Vonnegut
Notes to Editors:
About Kibo Productions
We believe theatre is a powerful tool for transformation and our work is made with the hope that we can activate change in the world, however small, by producing plays that reveal and challenge our perception of the world. Our work is intentionally diverse with content that is socially relevant, artistically engaging and inclusive at its core. We are passionate about working with new writers to nurture and develop their work and are keen to produce first productions and UK and London premieres of new plays.
The Big Things by Mike Heath was selected following an open submissions window in February 2018. In the span of five days, we received almost 200 scripts from across the world. We selected The Big Things by Mike Heath because we were won over by the beautifully complex central female character. This is a story rarely seen on the stage, and we are proud to be producing the world premiere of Grace’s story.
About the Writer
Mike Heath is an experienced theatre director and a published playwright based in Manchester, UK. He has worked in fringe theatre since 2003, with work appearing at Studio Salford at The Kings Arms Theatre, 24:7 Theatre Festival, The Buxton Fringe, Re:Play @ The Library Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, The Lowry, Liverpool Everyman, Martin Harris Centre, Robert Powell Theatre (Salford), The Drill Hall (London) as well as many fringe venues in Manchester. He is half of Manchester Evening News award winning, Mediamedea, along with Cathy Crabb. Mike has a Distinction MA in Playwriting from Salford University. He is currently running the Studio Salford WriteForTheStage courses. These courses have been running since 2012 and have helped over 100 writers bring their work to the stage.
To view the webpage of the production please click here.
Praise for Kibo's previous work:
'A simple story beautifully told.'
(Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on Tea Set)
'Inspiring, engaging, intelligent, thoughtful and thought-provoking.'
(Raksha Patel, Vada Magazine on Love, Hate, and Human Rights)
For information on Kibo's previous work please visit www.kiboproductions.com