written and performed by Tom Gill
Carrying the weight of the world in his sports bag, a working class lad trades his mates for a one-way ticket out of Salford. Combining quick-witted lyricism with original songs, Tom Gill’s genre-bending and unflinching drama takes us on a poetic journey from heartache to redemption, against the backdrop of betting shops, broke lads, and sh*t dads.
Tom Gill is one of the most edgy and vital voices on the Spoken Word scene. Critically-acclaimed Growing Pains originated at Battersea Arts Centre, enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and is now on a UK tour.
‘Ambitious and vivid’
‘A stunning show. Masters the art of rhyme with delirious dexterity’
***** Broadway Baby
Running time: 1 hour/no interval
Age recommendation: 14+
This tour is presented by house
Photos by Rob Blackham