by Madeleine George produced by The Jack Studio Theatre directed by Kate Bannister
A talking Gorilla. A Linguist. A Choice.
Brodie is expecting her first child. When she receives unsettling news about the baby she carries, the medical profession provides few answers, and her girlfriend doesn’t get it.
Her search for guidance leads her to two unlikely sources: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language…and a gorilla at the zoo.
Madeleine George’s irreverent, witty and startlingly original play reveals the beauty and the limits of human language.
Whatever you do, something will happen. It’ll be a new life, and you’ll be inside it.
Produced by the same team behind the five star and Offie nominated productions of Kes and Lifeboat.
A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded but often comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Press for Precious Little
Precious Little was my first ever trip to the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, but I do not think I could have had a better experience. This has made me want to go time and time again, if all their plays are this well selected and staged. The performers were excellent, and the writing was exquisite. I encourage everyone to go and see this show if you want to see female writers, directors, and actors at the top of their game. ★★★★ Broadway Baby
The cast are phenomenal…gorgeous sound design and music…inspired direction…Jenny Delisle slowly reveals Brodie’s pain and loss of control in a hugely sympathetic and believable performance… Precious Little is a play that will haunt you – a thoughtful and sensitive production with a stellar cast. ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
The play is fascinating…the production and performances are high class. It is well worth the trip to Brockley Jack Theatre. ★★★★ UK TheatreWeb
Madeleine George’s Precious Little is an engaging and thought-provoking look at language…it reminds us that there is so much more to language than meets the ear. British Theatre Guide
forcing us to see what connects us and question what we justify… Precious Little is cleverly thought provoking. One to see. Southwark News
Jessica Kinsey gives a masterclass in multi-roling…Deborah Maclaren gives a meticulously observed physical performance; it really is like watching a gorilla at the zoo. Hearing her inner monologue means we can’t help but feel sympathy for this dignified, intelligent creature… this play highlights how crucial language is not only in our interactions but also in our identities. It may be called Precious Little, but this thought-provoking play has plenty to say. Theatre Things
Madeleine George’s writing had plenty of great one-liners, as well as moments of depth and intense feeling. The characters felt fully and impressively realised. There is a lot to recommend…The play held my attention, with 80 minutes flying by. Everything Theatre
Precious Little was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company. Precious Little was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb as part of Summer works 2009, their annual festival of new plays.
Written by: Madeleine Gorge Director: Kate Bannister Set Design: Karl Swinyard Lighting Design: Ben Jacobs Sound Designer: Julian Starr Costume Design: Martin J Robinson Assistant Director: Laurel Marks
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our site functions. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visist to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds: