“He’s got a knife, and he’s not afraid to use it. How did this likeable, working-class young Northerner end up poised and ready to stab someone, staring into the red of their eyes?”
Combining theatre, spoken word and original songs, genre busting GROWING PAINS follows a young lads journey from heartache to redemption, against the backdrop of Ladbrokes, broke lads, and shit dads.
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival + UK Tour, critically acclaimed Growing Pains will be back on the road in 2018!
Written and Performed by Tom Gill
Directed by Matthew Landers
Music Production by Ewan Phillips (https://www.highersound.org)
The Growing Pains EP features original songs and spoken word from the critically acclaimed production of Growing Pains, as well as a bonus track from the original script!
1. Long Walk Home
2.Boundary Stone Pub
3. These Days
4. Sick (Bonus Track)
5. Beth Green (London Tube Poem)
6. My Mind
7. Grey With The Duffer
"Tom’s script is meticulously moulded. He has mastered the art of rhyme with delirious dexterity”- Broadway Baby broadwaybaby.com/shows/growing-pains/713788
"As fresh and original as they come... phenomenal"- Reviews Hub http://www.thereviewshub.com/tom-gill-growing-pains-new-wolsey-studio-ipswich/
"Genuine and raw. A must see!" Theatre Smart http://www.theatresmart.com/edinburgh-fringe-reviews-2016.html#Growing_Pains
"Compelling, funny, intense, involving and so much more"-Quotidian Times https://thequotidiantimes.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/growing-pains/
"A one man tour-de-force"- Edinburgh 49 https://edinburgh49.org/2016/08/09/3-review-growing-pains-underbelly-cowgate-5-28-aug-16-30-1hr/
"An ingeniously written must-see"- North West End http://www.northwestend.co.uk/index.php/professional-reviews/manchester/1826-growing-pains-by-tom-gill-royal-exchange-manchester
"Ambitious and vivid"- The Stage https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/growing-pains-review-at-underbelly-edinburgh/
"Incredibly accomplished... a breath of fresh air! - The Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/theatre/theatre-review-growing-pains-1-4210538