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£12.00 - £24.00

Under 21


Theatre Club

£12.00 - £24.00
Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes (including any intervals)
Produced by: Vamos Theatre
Age Guidance: 12+
Warnings: References to drugs

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Boy on the Roof

Wednesday 6th March

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This performance is in memory of Liz Norman, long-term Vamos Theatre Amigo.


This show is part of Theatre Royal’s Theatre Club


At no.73 Cooper St, Brian Baxter wishes his son wasn’t so irritating. Liam Baxter can’t switch off, can’t sit still, he’s disruptive at school and chaotic at home.

As for Liam, he just wishes someone understood him.

Three doors down, Albert keeps himself to himself and sticks to his routines. At 91, he knows what he likes and likes what he knows. But Albert misses his wife and just wishes that someone, somewhere would have time for him.

When Liam and Albert’s paths cross, no one can fathom what on earth they have in common. But the boy and the man share more than they know, and what slowly grows is a friendship that both of them need, even if the rest of the world can’t see it.

Created through Community Conversations across the UK, gathering people’s experiences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), loneliness, ageing, hearing loss, connection and community, Vamos Theatre’s Boy on the Roof is the story of an unlikely friendship, where acceptance, understanding and love find their way to centre stage. As with all its productions, Vamos Theatre welcomes everyone to see Boy on the Roof, including people who may need a more accepting auditorium environment. The company invites all its audiences to join in supporting this inclusivity so that everyone feels welcome.



Schools who book on to see the show will receive an Education pack created by the Vamos and a recording of the show that can be used for continued study until the end of June. To make a school booking for Boy on the Roof and access the Education pack and recording of the show, please email groupbookings@theatreroyal.org


Visual Story Guide

The Boy on the Roof Visual Story Guide introduces the characters and story of Boy on the Roof through imagery and clear, accessible text. It’s for anyone who wants to know the story before coming to a show, and may be useful, in particular, to audience members on the autistic spectrum, those with sensory or communication disorders, learning disabilities, or living with dementia.

Click here to download the Visual Story Guide

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