Following its critically acclaimed debut at Bristol Old Vic, the smash-hit Wonder Boy is back with an exclusive, limited run. Don’t miss the opportunity to stream this five-star “unmissable” (UK Theatre Web) and “eye-wateringly funny” (The Guardian) production written by the "fresh and fearless" Ross Willis (Evening Standard) and directed by the Olivier award-winning Sally Cookson.
Sonny is twelve. Living with a stammer, he is finding his way in a world ruled by vicious vowels, confusing consonants, and let’s not forget the biggest beast of them all – small talk.
A comic book hero of Sonny’s own creation helps him take on his school and home life troubles – but communication is power, and Sonny must find a way to be heard.
When cast in the school production of Hamlet, he soon finds the real heroes are closer than he thinks.
Dive head-first into the wondrous, hilarious, and moving Wonder Boy, in a coming-of-age story that champions the power of communication against an unforgiving school system.
Packed with larger-than-life characters, live music and ground-breaking creative captioning, Wonder Boy will capture your heart and take it to the moon.
Ages 12+. Contains strong language.
Writer – Ross Willis
Director – Sally Cookson
Music – Benji Bower
Set & Costume Design – Katie Sykes
Lighting – Aideen Malone
Sound – Jonathan Everett
Movement – Laila Diallo
Caption & Video Design – Tom Newell of Limbic Cinema
Associate Director – Max Sutherland
Fight Director – Claire Llewellyn
Costume and Wigs Supervisor – Sophia Khan
Casting Director – Jessica Straker
Deaf Consultant – David Ellington
Production Photographer – Steve Tanner
Speech and Language Therapists – Debbie Mason & Anna Prince
Artists Wellbeing Practitioner – Nikki Disney
Emerging Creative Artist Placement – Ciaran O’Breen
Roshi – Juliet Agnes
Sonny – Raphel Famotibe
Mum/Fish – Jenny Fitzpatrick
Wainwright – Amanda Lawrence
Captain Chatter – Ramesh Meyyappen
Musician – Benji Bower
Musician – Will Bower
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