The Boy Who Fell Into a Book

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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book
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Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Characters Kevin
Rockfist Slim
Green Shark
Date premiered 4 December 1998
Place premiered Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Original language English
Subject Reading, Imagination
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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book is a 1998 family play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. It was premièred as the Stephen Joseph Theatre's 1998 Christmas production to mark the 1999 National Year of Reading. It is about a boy, Kevin, who finds himself teamed up with a fictional detective, Rockfist Slim, on a journey through the books on his shelves.

This play is regarded as the forerunner to the adult's play Improbable Fiction, performed in 2005 which featured a man wandering through the stories of his writing circle colleagues.