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Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. It was built as a symbol of the pride we have in our city and what it can achieve and remains a place of joy, discovery and adventure to this day.

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 country.

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Wonder Boy

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 to soar above his bleak reality – but language is power and Sonny must find a way to be heard. When cast in the school production of Hamlet by the Headteacher, he soon finds the real heroes are closer than he thinks.

Dive head-first into the wondrous and heartbreaking Wonder Boy, written by the “fresh and fearless” (Evening Standard) Ross Willis (Wolfie) and directed by the Olivier-award winning Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls).

Packed with playful humour and live music, this honest production is sure to capture the imagination of hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike. 

 

Includes fully integrated creative captioning. 

Thank you to Claire O'Reilly, Director of the original New Plays in Rep. production.

Creatives

Written by Ross Willis

Directed by Sally Cookson

Associate Director Max Sutherland

Music by Benji Bower

Set & Costume Design by Katie Sykes

Lighting by Aideen Malone

Sound by Jonathan Everett

Movement by Laila Diallo

Caption & Video Design by Tom Newell of Limbic Cinema

Casting Director Jessica Straker

Deaf Consultant David Ellington

Company Stage Manager Patricia Davenport

Deputy Stage Manager Rosie Giarratana

Assistant Stage Manager Kimberley Towler

Dramatherapist Nikki Disney

Cast

Roshi – Juliet Agnes

Sonny – Raphel Famotibe

Mum/Fish – Jenny Fitzpatrick

Wainwright – Amanda Lawrence

Captain Chatter – Ramesh Mayyappen

Musician – Benji Bower

Musician – Will Bower

with British Sign Language

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