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Wonder Boy

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.

Creatives

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

Cast

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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"A dream of a production... some kind of wonderful"

The Guardian

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"An audience roaring with laughter and love from the first minute"

What's On Stage

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"Boundingly imaginative"

The Times

Digital Theatre subscribers get 15% off their ticket

Click below to view all ticket options (inc. BSL and Audio Description versions)

About Bristol Old Vic

Built in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world. Our mission is to create pioneering twenty-first-century theatre in partnership with the people of our energetic city; inspired by the history and magical design of the most beautiful playhouse in the UK.

 

Bristol Old Vic On Screen is our state-of-the-art digital production arm, bringing the magic of our 225-year-old stage to your screen, wherever you are in the world. Launched during the 2020 pandemic, Bristol Old Vic On Screen’s advanced multi-camera set up has successfully brought numerous critically-acclaimed and award-winning productions to the screen, such as Touching The Void, Outlier and Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights, both as live broadcasts and on demand productions.

 

Find out more about Bristol Old Vic https://bristololdvic.org.uk/

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