Arcola Theatre in association with Avant Garde Dance


Directed by: Nick Connaughton and Tony Adigun

A new production for all ages to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

I’m only fourteen… I don’t really understand what War is, but I know what I believe in, who I love and what I need to do to protect them.

Boy is inspired by the incredible true story of Jack Cornwell, a normal boy from East London who did extraordinary things and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Working with acclaimed choreographer Tony Adigun (founder of Avant Garde Dance and Creative Director of Sky’s Got To Dance), this production fuses music, contemporary dance and street theatre techniques. Boy tries to understand why a young child would choose to fight for their country, the special qualities that make ordinary people do extraordinary things and asks audiences to question what they are willing to fight for.

Supported by The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts & Avant Garde Dance.

Image credit: Miriam Mahony
19 – 26 July at 3pm and 7pm (no 3pm performance on 21 & 22 July, no Sunday show) – £9 (£7 concessions)

Recommended for ages 8+

Please note this show is not part of the Arcola Passport

Running time is approximately 50mins

Following its run at Arcola Theatre, BOY is headed to Wilderness Festival from 7 – 10 August. Head [here]( to book tickets.