Main House, The Cut
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Sunday, May 13, 2012
A World Premiere by Ella Hickson
A HighTide Festival Theatre / Nuffield Theatre Southampton / Headlong Production
Tickets from £11.50 (And book tickets for two or more events and receive 25% off all tickets).
What would you do if the look in some old guy’s face told you that being young was as good as it ever gets?
It’s finals day for the Class of 2011. Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam are due out of their five bedroom flat tomorrow morning: five bedrooms, five chairs, four boys - and one hell of a party.
Stepping into a world that doesn’t want them, these boys start to wonder whether there’s any point in getting any older. How will they find the fight to make it as adults? Tonight marks the end of an era. It’s hot. And there’ll be girls. Predict a riot.
Written by Ella Hickson
Directed by Robert Icke
Design by Chloe Lamford
Lighting by Michael Nabarro
Sound and Music by Tom Mills
Assistant Direction by Melanie Spencer
Casting by Camilla Evans
Cast Samuel Edward Cook, Alison O’Donnell, Danny Kirrane, Lorn Macdonald, Tom Mothersdale, Eve Ponsonby
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Meet the Playwright
Tell us in a sentence why we should see Boys.
It’s a twenty four hour party involving enough booze, drugs and drama to kill a small horse.
Why did you decide to become a writer?
I can’t do maths for toffee and I’ve got too much of a big mouth for PR or the army.
What inspired you to write this play?
Time spent sitting round the table with several collections of great young men.
Who inspires you and how do they inform your work?
My family – they all get up early and do long days of hard work, it reminds me to sit down and do it. Creatively I first got stuck on Tennessee Williams – I’m a sucker for the sultry sunset lyricism of those big, camp southern plays – the epic, the sexual and the neurotic smacking right through them – I love it.