2002 to 2008 toured internationally to critics acclaim, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and national tour UK.
‘This little piggy went to market…’
Pig is a female child raised as a boy. Pig’s warring Liverpool Irish family are haunted by the rigid teachings of the Catholic church. Disappointed with their lot and dislocated from their roots, the family implodes. Pig lures us into the chaos and confusion of an adolescence set against the brutality of the Mental Health System. An extraordinary tale, told through raw humour, compassion and bare-faced cheek.
Commissioned by Jackson’s Lane and Oval House Theatre, as the flagship of the Xposure Festival of Disability Arts in November 2002. The production toured internationally until February 2008
“Her startling stage presence and earthy dialogue commands attention with every bite. Unnerving and yet utterly compassionate” – Catrina McFie (Nerve)
“A freshly subversive take on the idiocies of religion, the mental health system and gender fixity” – Carole Woddis (What’s On in London)
“The central jewel in this year’s (Feast) festival” – Brett Allen-Bayes (dB Magazine, Australia)
Critics’ Choice – T2 & Sunday Telegraph
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