Playwright Ella Hickon previously brought the work “Eight” to the Trafalgar Studios and this was one step in a career that has brought her great acclaim and admiration. Now with director James Dacre she brings another of her hit shows to the West End theatre, “Precious Little Talent”, and it is likely to solidify her status as someone with a bright future ahead of her.
Dacre is also no stranger to Trafalgar Studios, having transferred the hit show “The Mountaintop” from Theatre503 to the venue in 2009 and earning a 2010 Laurence Olivier Award along the way. It was a surprise win at the awards, beating out hopefuls such as “Enron” and “Jerusalem” in the process.
So audiences should not let the title fool them – the skills of those working on the upcoming production at Trafalgar Studios 2 are not in question and London theatre audiences can expect a stand-out show when “Precious Little Talent” runs in April. After all it has already earned great acclaim following its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with its compelling narrative following a 20-something university graduate striving not to be forgotten in difficult times, plus the generation ahead of her that strives not to forget them.
Joey is one of the 20-somethings we meet in the piece, who works in a pub instead of excelling in a graduate profession and this is despite her high grades and the mountains of debt she has acquired. But she is about to find hope in an unexpected place as she flies across the Atlantic to the United States where, in New York, she attempts to reunite with her father and instead meets and idealistic young American of the same age. So we meet different generations throughout the story, one of which hopes not to be swept under the carpet and another that tries hard to remember them.
Hickson, in addition to penning “Precious Little Talent” and “Eight”, has also worked for an abundance of shows at the Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Court Theatre and at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. She also recently penned “PMQ”, which ran at Theatre503 in the capital, with various other high quality productions expected down the line.
Precious Little Talent, along with other shows like Lidless runs at the Trafalgar Studios from April. The former appears at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Friday 8th April 2011 (previews from Tuesday 5th April 2011) to Saturday 30th April 2011.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 5th April 2011|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 30th April 2011|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.45pm|
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