Nina is a young genius and her nanna is her number one supporter. When the opportunity to further her studies comes knocking Nanna encourages her to take it even though it would mean that Nina would have to live far away from home. However, Nina has a trick up her sleeve - she is a genius inventor after all! She manages to have her bolognese and eat it through means of a portal she's built, which allows her to visit home every evening and share all her adventures with Nanna, before returning to her studies.
But one day Nina gets shocking news from home which changes everything. The truth comes crashing down and Nina has a decision to make.
‘Nanna’s Bolognese’ is an original play aimed towards families and children of all ages. It’s a heartwarming piece of storytelling told through music, shadow puppetry, physical theatre and text-based performance. It also explores aspects of Mediterranean culture while focusing on universal themes of migration, family, loneliness, grief and the quest for 'success'.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Produced by Prickly Pear Productions: Zoe Farrugia & Chantelle Micallef Grimaud
Written by: Chantelle Micallef Grimaud
PRESS + REVIEWS
‘Creative and cute. Top show for storytelling, family and culture.’ London Theatre Gal
‘Touched my heart, it did. Beautiful, meaningful, hugely relatable and superbly acted.’
‘It was amazing and brought tears to my eyes.’
‘I wasn’t expecting that ending. But I like it even more.’
Audience and Theatre industry feedback for Nanna’s Bolognese
55 mins, no interval