THE CHILDREN’S TOURING PARTNERSHIP in association with CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE present
THE WORLD STAGE PREMIERE OF THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
19 – 28 February
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys. Set during World War II, the story is seen through the eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling consequences.
John Boyne’s 2006 novel has sold millions of copies around the world and has appeared on many bestseller lists including the New York Times where it reached number 1. It was made into a Miramax feature film which was released in 2008.
This play will be produced by The Children’s Touring Partnership, which is led by independent producer Fiery Angel, Chichester Festival Theatre and a consortium of major regional theatres. The Partnership have previously toured Goodnight Mister Tom (which won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family) and Swallows and Amazons. There will be an extensive education programme attached to this production and there are matinee performances in all venues to accommodate school parties.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director, Jonathan Church said: ‘Creating and supporting high quality work for young people is an important thread running through Chichester’s work, which is why we are proud to be part of the Children’s Touring Partnership. We’re delighted that The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will receive its world premiere in our renewed Festival Theatre following its major refurbishment.’
The cast features Jabez Cheeseman, Cameron Duncan and Finlay Wright-Stephens as Bruno, Tom Hibberd, Colby Mulgrew and Samuel Peterson, as Shmuel, Helen Anderson as Grandmother, Lisa Baird as Ensemble, Eva Bell as Eva, Andrew Bone as Herr Liszt, Ed Brody as Kotler/Soldier, Phil Cheadle as Father, Kit Lessner as Soldier, Marianne Oldham as Mother, Robert Styles as Pavel, Eleanor Thorn as Gretel and Rosie Wyatt as Maria.
Age guideline 11 +.
There will be a post show talk about The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas on Friday 27 February.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is at the Festival Theatre from 19 – 28 February. Evenings 7.00pm, and 2pm on 24, 25 and 28 February. Tickets Tuesday – Thursday performances £12 - £27, Friday and Saturday performances £14 - £32. To book, go to cft.org.uk or contact the Box Office on 01243 781312.
Special Prices for 16 – 25s
An allocation of tickets for 16 – 25 year olds priced at just £8.50 for all performances of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is now on sale. These may be booked on 01243 781312, online at cft.org.uk/850 or in person.
Published 20th February 2015
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