All in a Row

Alex Oates

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It’s Tam and Martin’s last night with their son, Lawrence. Tomorrow Lawrence is going to a specialist residential school for disabled children where they’ll be able to properly meet his needs as a non-verbal severely autistic ten year old. As the night goes on the couple come head to head as they try to discover who called social services in the first place and whether once Lawrence is gone there’ll be anything left in their marriage worth staying for.

ALL IN A ROW is a brutally honest look at the life of parenting a severely autistic child and the effect this has on everyone around him. The play utilises puppetry to portray the nonverbal autistic protagonist ‘Lawrence’ . It’s a darkly funny and moving play that gives a voice to a generation of parents who feel alone, scared, isolated and unable to speak about the trials they face.