If you enjoyed the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, it looks like this new play by Mike Heath is a must-see. It’s not only children who are on the autism spectrum.
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize that they were the big things” – Kurt Vonnegut
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, parenthood, and defining and defying what it means to be normal. It’s a funny and honest look at a woman living and loving with undiagnosed autism.
The Big Things stars May Cunningham and Matthew John Wright. This world premiere production is directed by Sharon Willems and presented by Kibo Productions.
For the The Big Things post-show Q&A on Friday 27 2018, I’ll be joined by the author Mike Heath and the company.