The Big Magic
Inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall, The Big Magic is about when the world stops turning, and the desperate, dangerous search to find what will make it start again: the Big Magic that makes the world go round. This sometimes funny, sometimes scary story of Bombo’s quest explores the relationship between fear and selfishness.
Brendan Murray, playwright
52 pgs. 7 either (originally performed with 4 actors)
Originally produced by Polka Theatre, UK, in 2002
Run Time: 75 minutes (Can be cut to an abridged version for competition)
Audience Recommendation: 8+
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“An exquisitely surreal experience.” –Time Out
“If proof were needed of what a jewel Polka Theatre is then it can be found in Brendan Murray’s The Big Magic.” –The Stage, UK