A Paines Plough and Oldham Coliseum production in association with York Theatre Royal

ROUNDABOUT 2020 Season

REALLY BIG AND REALLY LOUD by Phoebe Eclair-Powell


Phoebe’s new play for families is a play about living loudly

Ten year old Charli is always being told to sit down and be quiet, so much so that one morning she wakes up and – nothing – her voice is gone. Her Mum is worried, her older brother thinks it’s hilarious, everyone keeps offering her a lozenge. But Charli knows this is big – she needs to find it before it's too late.

Phoebe is a writer from South East London. In 2015 her debut play WINK received rave reviews and four Off West End Nominations including ‘Most Promising New Playwright’. Her plays Fury, was runner up for the Verity Bargate Award 2015, and subsequently won the Soho Young Writer’s Award and received an Offie nomination for ‘Best New Play’. For 2016-17 Phoebe was the resident playwright at Soho Theatre through the Channel 4 Playwright scheme. During which she had two Edinburgh shows, TORCH with Jess Edwards (Underbelly, New Diorama), and Epic Love and Pop Songs (Pleasance Theatre). In 2017 Phoebe adapted The Picture of Dorian Gray for the Watermill Theatre, which toured schools and village halls. In 2018 Phoebe’s play These Bridges was part of the National Theatre Connections Festival. Prior to this Phoebe completed the Channel 4 Screenwriting course. She was also on the Soho Writers’ Lab for 2014/15. Phoebe was a previous member of the RCYW and the Royal Court invited group under Alice Birch. Phoebe has completed the BBC writersroom drama programme with Sid Gentle Films, and took part in Nick Frost and Simon Pegg’s YA incubator at their company Stolen Picture. Phoebe has written for award winning Channel 4 Continuing Drama Hollyoaks. Phoebe is also under commission from Fremantle Australia, and Newcastle Live theatre, and adapting a graphic novel with Twelve Town.