Nothing Happens (Twice)

Little Soldier Productions

Nothing Happens (Twice) is a journey of discovery into the real meaning of success. Funny and anarchic, honest and touching, this deeply personal show asks if making theatre is such hard work, why do we keep on doing it, even when things go from bad to worse?

It’s 2018 and Patricia and Mercè have three successful productions under their belts. But now, things have ground to a halt and after months of hard work trying to get their new show off the ground, they’ve hit rock bottom. In desperation, they accept a commercial contract dressed as flamingos in the Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford in London. After a deeply humiliating few days, they vow never to sink so low again. Will their shared dream of staging Waiting for Godot get them back on track?

Nothing Happens (Twice) will be touring the UK from March 2022:

Creative team

Performers: Mercè Ribot and Patricia Rodriguez

Director: Ursula Martínez

Dramaturg: Adam Brace

Designer: Verity Quinn

Composer: John Biddle

Lighting: Simon Bond

Production: Jules Riley

Producer: Sarah-Jane Watkinson

About Little Soldier

Led by award-winning Spanish theatre makers Patricia Rodriguez & Mercè Ribot, Little Soldier have been using physical comedy, devising and live music to create joyful, honest and irreverent theatre since 2010, mentored by acclaimed clown practitioner Aitor Basauri (Spymonkey). Previous shows include Journey to the Impossible, Derailed and The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, which have toured extensively across the UK and internationally to USA, Mexico, Spain and Poland. As performers, they have collaborated with a range of artists and companies including Caroline Horton and Told By An Idiot.

“These clowns know exactly what they are doing.” Lyn Gardner

“I spent the majority of my time at Little Soldier’s show grinning like a happy idiot.” Donald Hutera, EXEUNT MAGAZINE

Nothing Happens (Twice) is supported by Arts Council England and Acción Cultural Española