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Wonder Boy

Location: York Theatre Royal
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Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls) directs the critically acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production of Wonder Boy by Ross Willis, a heart-warming and inspiring story about the power of communication.

“An audaciously inventive, sparky yet sensitive, giddily enjoyable new play that deserves to be packed to the rafters” - The Guardian

Winner of the 2023 Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play.

Sonny is twelve. Living with a stammer, he’s 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.

Sonny’s only friend is Captain Chatter, a comic book hero of his own creation, but in the real-world language is power and Sonny must find a way to be heard. When cast in the school production of Hamlet by the Headteacher, he finds the real heroes are closer than he thinks.

Packed with playful humour, dazzling visuals and thrilling original music this innovative production includes live creative captioning on stage throughout.

Age Guidance: 12+ (strong language throughout)

Running Time:
1 hour 30 mins

Venue: Main House, York Theatre Royal

Price: Tickets from £15

Tue 29 Oct: 19:30

Wed, 30 Oct: 14:00
Wed 30 Oct: 19:30

Thu 31 Oct: 14:00 (British Sign Language Interpretated Performance)
Thu 31 Oct: 19:30

Fri 01 Nov: 19:30

Sat 02 Nov: 14:30 (Audio Described Performance)
Sat 02 Nov: 19:30

York Theatre Royal Opening Hours

Monday | 1pm-5pm
Tuesday to Saturday | 1pm-8pm (5pm on non-show days)

Monday to Saturday | 10am – 4.30pm

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