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WONDER BOY
Mon 30 Sep - Wed 2 Oct

WONDER BOY

Frankwell QuayShrewsburySY3 8FT

Auditorium

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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. 
 
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 the Headteacher casts him in the school production of Hamlet, 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.
 
 
“It's some kind of wonderful  Guardian
“Boundingly imaginative  The Times 
“Audience roaring with laughter and love from the first minute  Whatsonstage 

£30 - £18 | 12+ (strong language, references to suicide and parental death)
FRIENDS PLUS HALF PRICE OPENING NIGHT | FRIENDS 10% OFF | 90min no interval
 
SCHOOLS | £16 | For group reservations, contact Box Office on 01743 281281.
Download Wonder Boy Education Pack here

Post show Q&A | Schools Workshops
A post-show Q&A with the cast will take place following the performance on Mon 30 Sep. Schools workshops are also available on Wed 2 Oct on a first-come-first served basis. Contact us on 01743 281281 for further information. 
 
SIGNED PERFORMANCE | Wed 2 Oct 2024 | 7.30pm
Accompanied with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for Deaf audiences who use BSL. Open to all. 
 
Winner of the 2023 Writers' Guild Award for Best Play
Mon 30 Sep07:30PM Book
Tue 01 Oct02:30PM Book
Tue 01 Oct07:30PM Book
Wed 02 Oct07:30PM Book
Venue Levy
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.

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