Small Traumas

A show about love, miscommunication and responsibility, using the songs of the late, great Leonard Cohen. This series of playful vignettes tackle yearning, isolation, and hope; a series of small traumas against the backdrop of a modern world in an identity crisis. ‘And isn’t it just the cherry on top, of everything.’

A man leaves his life behind to become a Siberian monk. A person telephones an old flame to talk about Leonard Cohen’s death. A father mourns sadly, a sister mourns wrongly, a mother worries. A woman discusses the right way to have an orgasm. A teacher considers reporting a student for radicalism. And where is Suzanne in all this?


18 & 19 December 2017 at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre


Written by Jesse Haughton-Shaw & Kay Dent (Blue Guitar Theatre)

Directed by Jesse Haughton-Shaw

Produced by Rebecca Gwyther for Blue Guitar Theatre