Little Pieces Of Gold
Little Pieces of Gold presents 8 short plays about HOME.
We’re living during a period of the largest displacement of people around the world and the biggest struggle yet for people to afford homes of their own. So for this production playwrights have addressed what HOME means to them. This might be related to security, financial investment or sense of place, or beginnings, identity and psychological well-being. What happens when we start off without a home or a place that we can call truly call ‘home’?
Little Pieces of Gold is a new writing company that was established in 2010 by artistic director, Suzette Coon. We set out to discover, nurture and develop new writing from emerging playwrights and to engage new and diverse audiences from across the UK. We have produced the work of almost two hundred playwrights at leading London venues and thousands of writers have submitted their work. Our showcases garner much industry interest, introduce writers to literary agents, facilitate long term creative collaborations and provide a platform for new voices, theatre makers and performers.
Don’t Cross Bridges by Katherine Manners, directed by Katie-Ann McDonough
Lucy and Nuri are from two opposing worlds, but an encounter in the woods throws up revelations that neither can return home from, and forces both to re assess with whom the future now lies.
Interior Design by David Wolfe, directed by Lucy Curtis
This house is so permanent. And it only feels more permanent the more we do to it. It’s like painting a window shut.
I thought if I had more of a sense of ownership, that if I decorated, made it our own, I’d feel more like it was mine.
A couple in conflict as home ownership comes to mean two very different things to each of them.
Houskeeping by Rory Platt, directed by Lily McLeish
Housekeeping envisages a world in which people’s lifespan’s have exponentially increased, whilst a shortage of houses has reached disaster levels – a world in which the young must scrabble to survive, and the old wield near-absolute power.
Home by Amie Taylor, directed by David Loumgair
After finding themselves flung far from the four walls they always knew to be ‘home’, this is a tale of two people on a journey to find and redefine their idea of ‘home’. A story of friendship, discovery and the realisation that perhaps ‘home’ isn’t a building at all.
Demonstration by Matilda Velevitch, directed by Lotte Johnson
Nez has lived in Cricklewood her whole life. Her parents settled there after losing their home during the war in Cyprus. This is her home and she’s never known there to be any trouble. One day a threatening challenge presents itself; in the form of the East Anglian Defence League….and the Mapesbury Conservation Area,…and a ferocious woman called Mary. Sometimes you have to fight for where you belong. The place you call home.
Coma by Sean Cook, directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike
Make sure the foundations of your relationship are solid before building an extension; otherwise it will be just another empty room.
Short Memories Golden by Nav Sidhu, directed by Manuel Bau
A play about a chance meeting on a packed commuter train between two childhood friends who haven’t seen each other in years. The play explores the beauty and complexity of living in multi-cultural Britain.
Square One by Alan Flanagan, directed by Hannah Jones
Welcome to Fuck, I Can’t Live Like This, the ITV2 afternoon game show where contestants try to overcome the horror of their circumstances, in front of a live studio audience. Today’s contestant is Tarek: he’s young, he’s enthusiastic, he’s an absolute go-getter, and now all he has to do is make it from Syria to the UK without dying horribly.