A kick. A scream. A tantrum. In this family, what’s allowed?
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.
WINNER: Best Emerging Actress, New York’s United Solo Theatre Festival 2018
WINNER: Edinburgh Festival Inaugural SIT-Up Award 2018
SHORTLISTED: 2018 Clean Break Fringe Support Award
SELECTED: Evening Standard Best New Writing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
WRITTEN UP BY:
BBC Arts on ‘Disability Shows at the Fringe’
The Guardian 'No Angels - The Raw Truth about Disability'
HEARD ON: BBC World Service Update 4 March 2019
For support resources on the themes of this show, please visit: www.christinamurdock.com/dgaplay
Christina is a professional actor, writer, and opera singer based in London. She has over twenty years of experience as a performer and has lived and performed in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vienna, Austria. She is a member of Equity UK and is an Equity Membership Candidate in the US.
Christina is a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Writers Group. She received her Master of Acting from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands in California. She is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.
Christina is an advocate for people with disabilities and those that care for them.
Written & Performed by Christina Murdock
Directed by Adriana Moore
Stage Managed by Flynn White
Lighting by David Doyle
Set by Anna Lewis
Sound and Music by Nicola Chang
Press and PR by Michael Eppy
Marketing by Nora Perone
Poster Photography by Karla Gowlett
Rehearsal Photos by Stacey Sandford
Production Photos by Poppy Templeton
Graphic Design by Chris Lincé and Stacey Sandford
"A privilege to hear this story." ★★★★★ Feminist Fringe
“An emotional rollercoaster, everyone should see this." ★★★★★ SIT-Up Awards
"Told with a simplicity and truth that cuts right to the heart."★★★★★ UK Theatre Web
"Powerful and impressive." ★★★★ The Wee Review
"An energetically directed, sharply written small-scale tragedy." ★★★★ The Scotsman