WRITTEN 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.
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‘In the estate agent window on Fore Street there is a laminated picture of the home Bill 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 uses comedy, a tapestry of characters and a breakneck twisty-turny plot to explore 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 is just as much about the universal question: what makes enduring relationships endure?
Running time: 60 mins