When I was a Troll – a stage play

(Magical movement dramady)

When I was a Troll (or the girl with the magical tape recorder) explores the story of Tilly who discovers she can turn into a magical creature when angry, but to her disappointment so can the people around her. When the cycle becomes too much, Tilly decides to build a life under a bridge in which she is the only Troll, until another creature appears – friend? Or foe?

The story is influenced by a conversation about my experience of homelessness while on the Royal Exchanges Disabled Director’s scheme in 2019. Later the same year it was long-listed for the Old Vic 12.

Explores: autism & homelessness, magical thinking set to disco