ISBN: 9781848425927
Author: By Luke Norris
Publication Date: 4/08/2016
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available


A painful comedy about growing up and manning up.

Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off. He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way – cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life. So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made… it’s a real ball ache.

Luke Norris’s play Growth was first produced by Paines Plough in their pop-up theatre, Roundabout, at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a Fringe First Award. It subsequently toured the UK. An earlier version of the play was seen at the Gate Theatre, London.

‘Norris’ script is very funny, throwing laugh-out-loud one-liners out at a rate of knots’

‘Gripping and deeply moving from start to finish… brilliant, sensitive writing’
British Theatre Guide

‘Achingly funny and tender… of the hundreds of shows at the Fringe, few feel as necessary as this’
Financial Times

‘Consolidates the career of a significant playwriting talent… Quite simply, this is everything you could want from a play on such a difficult subject. It’s so straightforward and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny as to make it a popular hit, but with an unerring connection to its characters and their responses’

Growth has a beady wit and lots of snazzy one-liners… funny and truthful’

Edinburgh Fringe First Award

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