by Lucy Bell
14th Nov 7.30pm at intoBodmin, The Old Library, Bodmin. Tickets here
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 is a show about a couple trying to revive their lamentable sex-life, while being parent carers to a learning disabled daughter…and her really pissed-off sister. It’s also about the strength of rural communities, and loyalty in austerity times.
A selected play for Bristol Old Vic Open Session, and a pick of Ferment Fortnight in the The Stage, LAMINATED has been developed with support from Theatre Royal Plymouth.
“A whole heap of giggly fun” **** -THE PRSD
“Inspired by her own life and conversations with special needs families, Lucy Bell’s Laminated explores the impact of having a high-needs child on a marriage in this warm and funny conversational one-woman show.” – THE STAGE
“An epic, tender family story”/“A solar plexus punch of a play: funny, poignant, thought-provoking. I laughed, then had to reach for a tissue”/“Very, very funny”
The preview tour of LAMINATED, performed by Annette Chown, visited Exeter Phoenix and Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic in winter ’19/’20.