Our Boy

Theatre (new writing, neurodiversity led)

  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Our Boy. Joe is a victim of sexual assault, coming home from school. This spirals his family into chaos leaving Joe struggling to understand why. Andrew (Joe’s father), alienated from his family by his failure to understand his son’s autism, receives a panicked call from his wife Karen. He returns only to be left alone with a traumatised boy he barely knows. After years of struggling, Karen is suddenly faced with a son who has outgrown her. She runs from her problems but can’t run from her family. A heartwarming fictional tale inspired by real events.

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 15 August, 16 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Ambient light levels will be maintained and music volume will be reduced throughout the show.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Sheila Webster about 16 hours ago

Highly recommended. Sensitive handling of complex issues. Great cast, fantastic script which really drew you into the story, great direction. Definitely one to see

Gillian Hunter about 24 hours ago

Highly recommended. The play handles difficult themes perfectly. Superb cast, wonderful script and direction plus an excellent, atmospheric score.

Gordon Fraser 1 day ago

I loved this show. A very powerful and moving piece of work. Highly recommend you see this. Blessings

Carriesmatic 4 days ago

I thoroughly recommend this excellent play and the wonderful venue too. There may not be many other productions which feature the two issues of rape and neurodiversity but there's real humour, heartwarming moments and home truths in this production which is based on real events. The acting is superb and keeps the audience gripped as events unfold. The teenage actor carries the, very challenging, role of an autistic boy very sensitively and with tremendous conviction. I'm going to see it again, at least one more time, to catch the subtleties I will have missed on first viewing.


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Dates, Times and Prices