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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain - One4Review

4 Stars ****

One Million Tiny Plays About Britain marks the debut of RT Productions in association with the Citizens Theatre Glasgow. It is a remarkably unique site specific piece starting in Hill Street and taking us to the White Stuff Shop on George Street.

Adapted by Ros Philips from Craig Taylor’s miniature plays from The Guardian it paints a broad picture of British life from tiny dialogues that cross the length and breadth of the country.

From quarrelling cleaners on Saturday morning in Glasgow Green to an over inquisitive man at an animal rights petition stand in Manchester, the broad spectrum of life is both humorous and tragic in a relatable way.

It touches on current social attitudes without imposing them on the audience but instead simply reveals the truth of our nature towards each other in everyday life.

From the actors, directing and every technical department, especially design, we are given great detail into segments that sometimes last only 30 seconds.

It flows at an excellent rate with the brilliant soundscape that interweaves the scenes taken from interviews across the country, this superbly compliments the scenes.

This piece should influence our attitude towards more site specific theatre in Britain, being socially important and highly relevant.

Reviewed by Andrew Gourlay

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