Performed last year at Exeter Phoenix, Bristol Old Vic and intoBodmin, Laminated will be touring in 2020, starting with a show at The Beehive Honiton 24th Jan at 7.30pm https://beehivehoniton.co.uk/events/laminated/.
Written and performed by Lucy Bell, developed with support from Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
A tale of crime, passion and Fablon, set in a small Devon town…
“In the estate agent window on Fore Street there is a laminated picture of the home Tom and I bought to start a family, price reduced for quick sale. January is a stupid time to put a place on the market but that’s one thing we agree on now. We both need to move on. How did it come to this? How on earth did I miss all the clues along the way? I guess this story began seven years ago but it built to its grisly climax in the two weeks before Christmas, to a soundtrack of screeching breaks and something far worse: Greatest Hits of West Life…”
LAMINATED, with one-liners, a tapestry of rural characters and a breakneck twisty-turny plot, explores the impact on marriage and siblings of being a family with a high needs child. The script was inspired by the frank and funny testimonies of “special needs families”, but tells a universal tale of being a bastion against life’s banana skins.