Pebbles on the Beach by Joanne Pinto
Leo sits on Brighton beach trying to remember how he got there – as if in a dream, those he holds closest appear to him as memories, but why? Leo has questions and wants answers but all he has are pebbles in his hand.
PEBBLES ON THE BEACH is a touching, cathartic exploration of one man’s journey of self discovery and those affected by the lifelong reverberations of adoption.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 31st July to 25th August 2008 at 14:00 Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
London Fringe: Old Red Lion Theatre from Tuesday 4th November until Saturday 22nd November.
Directed by Timothy Stubbs Hughes. Designed by Gabriela Restelli. Lighting by Daniel Staniforth. Sound by Steve Rafter.
Cast: Michael Armstrong. Annabel Cleare. Ian Draper. Jen Rowe.
“I must admit to being touched by the performance. The script is emotionally charged, and the performances bring the melancholy home; the set-piece in which Leo plays light-sabre battle with his adoptive father almost had me welling up” Fringe Review
“The proximity of the performance, the clever lighting and the emotional content has the whole audience gripped” The London Word
“…the difficult, disorienting terrain of emotional trauma is lent enticing dramatic shape in this snapshot. A troubled, but deeply promising production.” Time Out
“This theatre is a real gem” The London Word
“the difficult, disorienting terrain of emotional trauma is lent enticing dramatic shape in this snapshot…Gabriela Restelli’s spare, evocative design…director Timothy Hughes ekes out the caustic urban humour and emotional heart with insightful ease” Time Out
“Pebbles on the Beach is an emotional yet beautiful portrayal of the lasting effects of regret and missed opportunity” The London Word