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Little Thing, Big Thing

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Well acted, Clever, Delight, Dizzying

About the show

Irish new play company Fishamble presents a darkly comic thriller about an ex-con and a nun who are chased across Ireland for a roll of film. More…

In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, plans his last heist. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. As Martha's roll of film attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people, she and Larry take a high octane jump into the brutal world of international energy skullduggery and awaken passions they thought were long behind them.

Member Reviews (2)


Absorbing, Well acted, Clever, Delight, Dizzying
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Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Well acted, Dated

See it if you like suspense stories, a la Hitchcock. BTLT is crowded w/characters (played by 2 actors) who have a roll of secret film to deliver.

Don't see it if you want a meaningful, coherent plot. But if you like a wild ride, you'll have fun. And the acting is solid.

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. BTLT was engaging, but the convoluted ... Read more Read less

Cliched, Delight

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September 9th, 2015
"This is a cloak-and-dagger comedy with a pure but unsentimental heart and a social conscience that takes the action to some somber places...'Little Thing, Big Thing' seems to be a bit of a shaggy-dog tale. Not so. A play about goodness, guilt and the willingness to get away with anything, it has...
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September 8th, 2015
"O'Kelly packs a lot of convoluted plot (as well as Joycean phraseology) into 80 minutes. By the end, it feels as though loose ends have been tied up quickly not for the story's sake but for the sake of its two actors who seem like they could collapse from exhaustion...Ultimately, 'Little Thing, ...
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September 9th, 2015
"Even as one admires the multitasking actors and the clever, fast-moving narrative, 'Little Thing, Big Thing' too often offers frantic action in place of suspense and emotional involvement...O'Kelly has cooked up quite a yarn, but he hasn't managed to make the resolution of it -- and the fates of...
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September 8th, 2015
"Between Mr. O’Kelly’s very skillful writing and his and Ms. Fox's terrific performances under Jim Culleton’s direction, 'Little Thing, Big Thing' grabs hold at the start and never lets go, a real treat for anyone who has ever been enthralled by the ability of language and impeccable acting to to...
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