Monday, 28 November 2011

THE BOY JAMES returns to London




in association with SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

25 January – 11 February 2012

the Goldsmith, London

Belt Up Theatre’s runaway success returns to London for three weeks prior to its international debut in Australia at the Adelaide Festival

From multiple critically acclaimed and sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh comes a dark, beautiful tale of one boy’s awakening to the harsh realities of adulthood. Play with him, and take his hand as you lead him back to Neverland.

After a run at Southwark Playhouse in January 2011, The Boy James is returning to Southwark for three weeks as part of Southwark Playhouse’s ‘Out and About’ programme. The show will make a new home above The Goldsmith, a bar and restaurant originally built as part of the London Fire Brigade Station. The company will be transforming the space into a fully formed immersive environment.

Jethro Compton will continue his role of The Boy and will be joined in this production by Belt Up regular Serena Manteghi as the Girl (Lorca is Dead, Quasimodo, Antigone, Atrium, The Tartuffe) and co-Artistic Director Dominic Allen as James (Macbeth, The Tartuffe, The Trial, Lorca is Dead, Quasimodo).

Wednesday - Saturday 7.30pm

25th January-11th February 2012

the Goldsmith, 96 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0EF

tickets £15 (£13 concessions)

available from Southwark Playhouse

book online at

call the box office (10.30am - 6.30pm) on 020 7407 0234

Acclaim for The Boy James:

‘Just been knocked out by The Boy James… Still drying my eyes’ Stephen Fry

‘Belt Up’s finest performance’ The Stage

‘Moving and beautifully played’ Neil Gaiman

‘Riveting’ ***** The Scotsman

‘Superbly realised’ ***** Fringe Review

‘Magnificent’ ***** Fest Mag

Flawless’ **** Whatsonstage

'The Boy James' returns to London from 25 Jan - 11 Feb 2012. Full details at