Spillikin- A heart breaking example of love conquering all.

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease, destroying everyone it touches. Many forms of media have brought this touchy subject to life, and have helped people to cope with its impact. Pipeline’s new play Spillikin- a Love Story is a ground breaking look at how a relationship attempts to survive through memories and technology.

Sally’s deceased husband leaves behind a robot full of his memories of their relationship to keep Sally ‘company’. However, as Sally’s condition worsens, both the robot and her reality’s become severely blurred.


The robot begins as an extraordinary sight that nobody could take their eyes off. However, as the story progressed, it became a part of the cast, never distracting from the amazing acting from the human characters. The set did this too- the projections and the constant changing of the bookshelves were obvious but again, never distracted the audience from the plot.

It’s no wonder Spillikin had such a huge success at Edinburgh Fringe. This deeply bitter sweet love story is guaranteed not to leave a dry eye in the house.


For more tour dates across the country click HERE


About emma gullon

Hi, My name's Emma and this is Curious Reviews! I write reviews for different performing arts events in the Yorkshire Region, focusing primarily on the intimate spaces such as CAST Doncaster, The Crucible Sheffield and York Theatre Royal.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on February 27, 2017 by in Uncategorized.

We Support Doncaster Pride

We Support Doncaster Pride


Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: