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Christina Murdock and Hannah Johnson Productions in association with Theatre503 presents

Edinburgh Previews 2018: Dangerous Giant Animals

Written by Christina Murdock
Directed by Jessica Lazar & Adriana Moore
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A kick. A scream. A tantrum. With a disabled sister, what’s allowed? What’s forbidden?

​Dangerous Giant Animals is a darkly comedic show about finding your voice amid your sister’s screams

Funny and daring, this new one woman play explores how surreal, challenging, and remarkable disability in a family can be. Featuring divas and dinosaurs, this is a middle child story about growing up too soon alongside a sister who never will.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Clean Break EdFringe Support Award and selected for New York’s United Solo Theatre Festival 2018.

Christina Murdock

Written and performed by actor and opera singer Christina Murdock (Royal Court Writers' Group; RCSSD), and co-directed by Jessica Lazar (Carol Tambor Award 2016; OFFIE-nominated Best Director 2018) and Adriana Moore (Pangean Productions).


Artistic Team
Christina Murdock
Jessica Lazar & Adriana Moore
Hannah Johnson
Lighting Design
David Doyle
Sound Design
Nicola Chang
Christina Murdock
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018: The Best New Writing to See
Posted on 18 July 2018

Christina Murdock’s debut solo show is based on her own experience of disability: through the eyes of a sibling. Her younger sister, who is severely disabled, has a love for the dangerous giant animals of Jurassic Park and Jaws. Murdock details her struggle as a care-taker, having to grow up sooner than she anticipated and shutting down her own animal impulses. The comedy is all about compassion for people with disabilities and those who care for them.

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