Peter Gills’ Small Change, a powerful memory play, set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950s and the 1970s, about boyhood, the complex love between mothers and sons and a search for the truth is revived by George Richmond-Scott and launches the Autumn season at Omnibus Theatre from 14 September to 2 October 2021. Tickets are on sale here.
Last performed in London in 2008, this poetic exploration of the human condition centres around Gerard, a troubled man at the end of youth, trapped by his past. He relives his vibrant childhood in search for the moment that defined him. Gill’s story and its close examination of the truth and beauty in the ordinary and mundane, is widely regarded as one of his finest works.
Small Change will be George Richmond-Scott’s second play at Omnibus Theatre and follows his double 2018 OFFIE nominated adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding. He says of Gill’s work: “I was drawn to his incredible vivid language and his gift for evoking place and childhood. At the heart of this play is a powerful examination of parent, child and love. It’s a story that looks at how we deal with the past and old wounds in our quest for reconciliation and peace.”