Suggested for Grades 7+ and Public Programming
Created by Imaginate & Perth Theatre, Scotland
A month after losing her big brother to suicide, Laura’s parents buy her a pet tiger. They never explain the tiger and never discuss Laura’s big brother. Not ever. It’s like Laura’s big brother didn’t exist. And having a pet tiger is illegal for a reason. Soon things start to spiral out of control… as things tend to do with feelings of grief… and tigers…
Inspired by two facts – that the number one killer of men in the UK under 40 is suicide, and that there are now more tigers kept as pets than live in the wild – this is a drama for ages 12+ about how to survive when the worst has happened. Heart-breaking, comic and thought-provoking, I am Tiger is about trying to live with loss, how keeping wild animals at home will quickly increase your shopping bills, and why keeping silent is not always the best solution.
Supported by Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund and developed through Imaginate’s Accelerator programme. Accelerator is supported by the PLaCE programme, funded by the Scottish Government (through Creative Scotland), the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.