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The Watermill Theatre in association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents


By Craig Taylor

★★★★ ‘Minuscule explorations of the beauty of human nature' Broadway World UK

'A layered, comic, moving portrait of everyday life in the UK' The Guardian

Wed 29 Jan 2020 - Sat 15 Feb 2020

‘Well, answer your own question. I did 1,800 miles in the caravan and drank three gallons of cider. So I’ll ask you whether or not it was a good weekend.’

A couple peer into an estate agent’s window; two sports fans have a heart-to-heart in the loo; a daughter has questions about her mother’s love life; and as a father helps his son tie his football boots, he realises they are growing apart. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there are a million tiny plays happening every day.

Laugh-out-loud funny and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, overheard conversations from across the country form Craig Taylor’s humorous and poignant look at modern Britain. Originally published in The Guardian, these miniature insights into other people’s lives reveal the triumphs, disasters, horrors and joys of life in the twenty-first century.

One Million Tiny Plays About Britain premiered at The Watermill in 2016 and following an acclaimed run at Jermyn Street Theatre, in the heart of London’s West End, the four-time Offie nominated show returns.

Praise for One Million Tiny Plays About Britain
‘Touching, hilarious, upsetting, thought-provoking, pithy’  The Observer
‘A life-affirming delight’  WhatsOnStage

This production contains some strong language.
Directed by Laura Keefe
Designed by Ceci Calf
Lighting designed by Sherry Coenen
Sound designed by Harry Linden Johnson

Emma Barclay

Emma trained at Drama Centre London and studied at Cambridge University. 

Watermill Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (UK Tour, 2019), One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (2016).

Theatre credits include: Honk! (UK tour); The Ladykillers of Humber Doucy Lane (Eastern Angles); Babe the Sheep Pig (Polka Theatre and UK tour); Doctor Faustus and The Comedy of Errors (Cambridge Arts Theatre), and Perfect Strangers (Cambridge Footlights international tour).


Alec Nicholls

Theatre includes: Under The Blue Sky (Duke of Yorks), Twelfth Night (David Ball Productions); The Pleasure Principal (Tristan Bates Theatre), Tunes of Glory (Middle Ground Theatre Company), Friday, 4pm (Arcola Theatre), Tennessee Williams' The Lady of Larkspur Lotion and This Property is Condemned (Occam's Razor Theatre Company), Sticks and Stones (Bridewell Theatre), Ghosts (Jermyn St Theatre)

Alec trained with the Actors Company at the London Centre for Theatre Studies (LCTS)

Television Includes; Code Of A Killer (ITV), The Mimic (C4), Catherine Tate’s Nan (BBC), Broadchurch (ITV), Life’s Too Short (BBC), Doc Martin (ITV), The Golden Hour (ITV), Holby (BBC), Without Motive (ITV)

Film includes: Mindhorn (Scott Free & BBC Films), The Decoy Bride (Ecosse Films)