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Carrying the weight of the world in his JD sports bag, a working class lad trades his council estate and stoner mates for a one way ticket to the capital. ​


Combining theatre, comedy, spoken word and original songs, GROWING PAINS follows a young man's journey from heartache to redemption.


This "ambitious and vivid" (The Stage) production was winner of Ideas Tap Innovators award in 2016,  enjoying a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival to critical acclaim. The show toured the UK in 2017/18 and was published by Playdead Press. 

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre

Supported by Arts Council England

Directed by

Matthew Landers


Music Production

by Ewan Phillips


Technical Support

by Mishi Bikesi


Produced by Tom Gill

House Theatre (2018-2019)

Running time: 60 mins 

Press Reviews- Edinburgh and UK Tour

State Of The Arts
"What Gill’s just done. It isn’t trickery. Not smoke and mirrors but a moment of understanding that left me genuinely breathless"

Scotsman ★★★★
"A breath of fresh air"


Broadway Baby ★★★★★
"Standing ovations are rare, but the house rose as one' 

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