Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre (SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE, PLAYGROUND THEATRE, THE BEACH, ABOUT A BOY), Victoria John (THEATR CLWYD), Andy Rush (LYRIC HAMMERSMITH, HAMPSTEAD THEATR CLYWD, PAINES PLOUGH, THE BUSH) and Toby Gordon (ANTIGONE, IVO VAN HOVE, BARBICAN; WOLF OF WALL STREET; THE GREAT GATSBY TOUR; SHEFFIELD CRUCIBLE) have been cast in Peter Gill’s memory play Small Change.
Peter Gills’ powerful memory play, set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950s and the 1970s, about boyhood, the complex relationships between mothers and sons and the search for truth is revived by George Richmond-Scott at Omnibus Theatre from April 21 to May 9.
Last performed in London in 2008, this poetic exploration of the human condition centres around Gerard, a troubled man at the end of youth, trapped by his past. He relives his vibrant childhood in search for the moment that defined him. Gill’s story and its close examination of the truth and beauty in the ordinary and mundane, is widely regarded as his finest work.
Small Change will be George Richmond-Scott’s second play at Omnibus Theatre and follows his double 2018 OFFIE nominated adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding. He says of Gill’s work: “I was drawn to his incredibly vivid, lyrical language and his gift for evoking place and childhood. At the heart of this play is a powerful examination of parent, child and love. It’s a story that looks at how we deal with the past and old wounds in our quest for peace and reconciliation.”