The Boy Who Fell Into a Book

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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book
Boy Who Fell Into A Book.jpg
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Characters Kevin
Rockfist Slim
Monique
Green Shark
Date premiered 4 December 1998
Place premiered Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Original language English
Subject Reading, Imagination
Official site
Ayckbourn chronology
Comic Potential
(1998)
House
(1999)
(House and Garden)

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.