Precious Little Talent

West End Premiere

Writer: Ella Hickson
Director: James Dacre
Designer: Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer: Mark Jonathan
Sound Designer: Emma Laxton
Casting Director: Anji Carroll (CDG)
Movement Director: Georgina Lamb
Dialect Coach: Charmian Hoare
Art Work Designer: Idil Sukan for Draw HQ
Press: Susie Safavi PR

Olivia Hallinan
Ian Gelder
Anthony Welsh

Theatre: Trafalgar Studios
Opening Night: 8th April 2011

Precious Little Talent is the story of two 20-somethings graduating into a world that’s sold them down the river. Londoner Joey’s got a first class degree, 20K worth of debt and works in a pub. It’s Christmas and she flees to New York in a bid to find comfort with her estranged father. Just as the world seems to have shunned her, so will he. Yet in the face of such rejection, world-weary Joey falls in love with an idealistic young American and learns what it is to have hope in the future.
With its haunting contemporary themes about a father desperate not to forget his daughter and two young people determined not to be forgotten by the world, Precious Little Talent will strike a chord with audiences of all ages.

‘The play is refreshingly, honestly and strongly about now. Ask no more’ The Times

‘The performances are immensely enjoyable. Anthony Welsh exudes raw charm as Sam. Ian Gelder combines dignity and pain as George. And Olivia Hallinan is both spiky and magnetic as Joey’ Evening Standard 

‘Young, full of spluttering energy and – has real fire in its belly about the need to retain you optimism in a cruel world…Hickson really is a little bit special’ The Guardian 

‘Radiant – wonderfully witty – you will be left wanting but for all the right reasons’ The Telegraph

Financial Times ★★★★ – The Daily Mail  ★★★★ – Exeunt  ★★★★ – Fourthwall ★★★★


London Theatre Awards – WINNER Best New Play