Preview: Boys at The Courtyard Theatre

Boys by Ella Hickson at Courtyard Theatre
Boys by Ella Hickson at Courtyard Theatre

Following a successful run in Durham, Fourth Wall Theatre and Lion Theatre Company present their production of Boys by Ella Hickson as part of their UK tour. Boys plays at The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton, London, this Thursday – Saturday (27th- 29th).

It is a matter of days before Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam have to move out of their student flat. The boys find mess piling up around them as they step out into an unwelcoming world and they start to wonder if there is any point in getting older. Before that though, there is going to be one hell of a party. It is hot. There’ll be girls. Predict a riot.

Boys is special in that it is simultaneously funny, tragic and extremely real. This play offers a genuine and painful view into the difficulties of those who refuse to grow up in a delightfully entertaining way.

An extremely naturalistic play, a microcosm of real student life; the play is both relevant and real to students, those who will be students and those who have been students.

Our tour aims to bring Boys to as many people as possible, from a company made up of recent graduates and university students looking to enter the theatre industry.

‘What would you do if someone told you – if you knew – if the look in some old guy’s face told you that being young was as good as it ever fucking gets?’’

Praise for Durham run

“Hilarious and devastating” – The Bubble ★★★★★

“A stunning faithfulness to reality” – Palatinate Review ★★★★

“If you are a student, particularly the type more likely to spend an evening watching Fresh Meat than heading to the theatre, make an exception and see this show- you will not regret it” – DST First Night ★★★★★

Boys by Ella Hickson is at The Courtyard Theatre 27th – 29th September 2018.

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