Eight Feet High And Rising

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20081209

Comedy by Ali Taylor.

Liam, an 8ft 6ins recluse, lives with his mother, who is too fat to leave the house.

Desperately short of money, she advertises for people to pay to come look at her giant son.

Into their lives comes Sarah Jane, a dog-agent who reckons Liam can be 'really big'.

Liam....James Alexandrou

  • diane....sophie pemberton
  • ethel....candassai liburd
  • pat....marcella riordan
  • sandra....manjeet mann
  • sarah-jane....Julia Deakin
  • teacher....inam mirza

    children played by antonia thomas, nathan adabadze, sophia crawford, finnian tweed

  • 20101207

    By Ali Taylor.

    Giant.

    Upstairs.

    Ten quid a look.

    A touchingly real and comically disingenuous story about the awkwardness of being misshapen, and the misery of not fitting in.

    Liam - James Alexandrou

    Ethel - Candassaie Liburd

    Pat - Marcella Riordan

    Sarah-Jane - Julia Deakin

    Diane - Sophie Pemberton

    Sandra - Manjeet Mann

    Teacher - Inam Mirza

    Crowd - Members of the National Youth Theatre

    Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

    With James Alexandrou.

    Best known for playing Martin Fowler in EastEnders, James has since appeared in the play The Homecoming opposite Harold Pinter for BBC Radio 3, and worked with the RSC and Globe Theatres.

    Ali Taylor's comic fable about oddness and friendship.