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A Very Little Big Thing for Olivier Award Winner

Congratulations to Amy Trigg who won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role In a Musical award at last night’s prestigious Olivier Awards.

The actress won for her role as Agnes in ‘The Little Big Things’, a new musical that puts disability movingly and unapologetically centre stage.

Based on the best-selling memoir by Henry Fraser, the musical is built around Henry’s life-changing accident on a lads’ beach holiday in Portugal in July 2009 that led to him being paralysed from the shoulders down, age 17.

No longer a promising young teenage rugby player, Henry battles both physically and mentally to overcome the challenges and changes that one little thing, one brief moment, set in motion.

Cue Agnes, the seen-it-all-before wheelchair using physiotherapist who both represents disability on stage, and actively celebrates it.

She has an important job, a sexy husband, and a ‘can-do’ attitude matched only by her compassion. She’s no victim. It’s her role to reinforce the point that when something life changing happens, a refocused set of expectations is essential for survival.

As she so aptly tells Henry ‘sxxt happens’.

Filmed during its world premiere run at @sohoplace, ‘The Little Big Things’ will be available to stream on National Theatre at Home with captions, audio description and British Sign Language, from May 9.

“We’re thrilled to extend the reach of ‘The Little Big Things’ through the National Theatre at Home streaming platform,” said Luke Sheppard, Director of The Little Big Things.

“Accessibility lies at the centre of this production, and now through this release, a whole new audience can access and experience the power of Henry Fraser's remarkable story.”

For details of National Theatre at Home visit




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