Project Description


‘The play is refreshingly, honestly and strongly about now. Ask no more’

The Times


‘The performances are immensely enjoyable. Anthony Welsh exudes raw charm as Sam. Ian Gelder combines dignity and pain as George. And Olivia Hallinan is both spiky and magnetic as Joey’

Evening Standard


‘Young, full of spluttering energy and – has real fire in its belly about the need to retain you optimism in a cruel world…Hickson really is a little bit special’

The Guardian


‘Radiant – wonderfully witty – you will be left wanting but for all the right reasons’

The Telegraph


‘Precocious talent wins battle for hearts and minds’

The Daily Mail


‘James Dacre directs with delicacy, Anthony Welsh makes a fine Sam and Ian Gelder brings out all the complexities and poignancies in the role of George. I hope we may see Hickson properly in the West End before too long’

Financial Time


‘This is a lovey, compassionate play full of old-fashioned virtues and it gets a production to match its filigree delicacy’

The Guardian

Precious Little Talent is the story of two 20-somethings graduating into a whorl that’s sold then down the river. Londoner Joey’s got a first class degree, 20K worth of debt and works in a pub. It’s Christmas and she flees to New York in a bid to find comfort with her estranged father. Just a the world seems to have shunned her, so will he. Yet in the face of such rejection, world-weary Joey falls in love with an idealistic young American and learns what it is to have hope in the future. 

With its haunting contemporary themes about a father desperate not to forget his daughter and two young people determined not to be forgotten by the whorl, Precious Little Talent will strike a chord with audiences of all ages. 


Writer – Ella Hickson
Director – James Dacre
Designer – Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer – Mark Jonathan
Sound Designer & Composer – Emma Laxton
Movement Director – Georgina Lamb
Dialect – Charmian Hoare
Casting Director – Anji Carroll CDG

Press & Publicity – Susie Safavi PR


Olivia Hallinan
Anthony Welsh
Ian Gelder

Trafalgar Studios.