Wonder Boy

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,

7:00pm

Tuesday
8 Oct, 7:00pm
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Wednesday
9 Oct, 10:00am
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Wednesday
9 Oct, 2:00pm
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Thursday
10 Oct, 2:00pm
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Thursday
10 Oct, 7:00pm
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Friday
11 Oct, 7:00pm
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Saturday
12 Oct, 2:00pm
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Saturday
12 Oct, 7:00pm
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Overview

“An audaciously inventive, sparky yet sensitive, giddily enjoyable new play that deserves to be packed to the rafters.” ★★★★★ Guardian

 

Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls) directs the critically acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production of WONDER BOY by Ross Willis, a heart-warming and inspiring story about the power of communication.

 

Sonny is twelve. Living with a stammer, he’s finding his way in a world ruled by vicious vowels, confusing consonants, and let’s not forget the biggest beast of them all – small talk.

 

Winner of the 2023 Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play.

 

Sonny’s only friend is Captain Chatter, a comic book hero of his own creation, but in the real world language is power and Sonny must find a way to be heard. When cast in the school production of Hamlet by the Headteacher, he finds the real heroes are closer than he thinks.

 

Packed with playful humour, dazzling visuals and thrilling original music this innovative production includes live creative captioning on stage throughout.

 

MUST WATCH – The Wonder Boy trailer! 

MUST WATCH – The Wonder Boy BSL alternative trailer

 

Age Guidance 12+ Contains references to suicide and parental death and strong language throughout

Images from Original Bristol Old Vic production.

 

If you love Family shows, see what else we have coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre this season HERE

Show information

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90 minutes (no invertal)
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Ticket Prices

Starting From

£18.50

1894 CLUB Members

(Silver / Gold / Diamond - Price band A only)
£3 / £4 / £5 off

Under 26s

£15.50

65+

(Mon - Thur Eve, Band A/B)
£2 off

Group Parties

(10+ / 50+ / 100+ Band A)
£3 / £4 / £5 off

Schools

(One free teacher added when 10 tickets purchased)
£15.50

Friends of The Grand

(Mon - Thur Eve, Band A/B)
£2 off

Reviews

‘AUDIENCE ROARING WITH LAUGHTER AND LOVE FROM THE FIRST MINUTE’

- Whatsonstage

IT'S SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL’

- The Guardian

‘BOUNDINGLY IMAGINATIVE’

- The Times

Wonder Boy