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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. And where is Suzanne in all this?

Writer & Director

Jesse Haugton-Shaw


Kay Dent

Katie-Rose Spence

Cameron Cook


The Lion & Unicorn Theatre – 18 & 19 December 2017