Tue 26 Nov 2013
“You know when a song gets stuck in your head? Round and round over and over. Ive got that now only its not a piece of music its not a tune its a phrase: home is where the heart is home is where the heart is.”
A coastline erodes, a house falls into the sea. A mysterious brother and sister arrive looking for answers. Marnie clings to her camera, taking photographs of strangers and places. She has come to say goodbye to a life she never knew whilst her brother Linus is keen to make a fresh start. But when they find Simon and daughter Kelly, reeling in the wake of tragedy, all four lives are to become inextricably linked under the weight of the past.
A funny and heartfelt new play about lives lived on shifting sands, In Doggerland is a searching examination of love, family and identity.
Tom Morton-Smith is an award-winning playwright and former writer-in-residence at acclaimed new writing company, Paines Plough. He is currently under commission with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
‘The writing has energy and breadth, and Morton-Smith juggles ideas and emotions’
LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN
‘Manchester-based company Box of Tricks know how to pick their writers; Tom Morton-Smiths script is both poetic and philosophical, a thoughtful meditation on the impact of loss
There are some really heart-wrenching moments
In Doggerland is a touching and funny play that explores the lives of four people bought together by tragedy and hope.’ ????
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‘The citys innovative Box of Tricks
First class theatre’
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
‘In Doggerland is a mature, thoughtful drama about loss, responsibility and relationships, sensitively directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Its central themes could have been treated sensationally, but here are handled with intelligence and genuine emotional resonance. A fine play, see it if you can.’ ?????