The Boy Who Fell into a Book
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|The Boy Who Fell Into a Book|
|Written by||Alan Ayckbourn|
|Date premiered||4 December 1998|
|Place premiered||Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough|
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.
In July 2014, a musical adaptation of the play by Paul James, with music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus was shown at The Stephen Joseph Theatre. It was directed by Ayckbourn himself and received critical acclaim. The English Touring Theatre mounted a production of the book in 2002.
The Cast: Evelyn Hoskins as Kevin
Nicolos Colicos as Rockfist Slim
Katie Birtill as Monique and Mummy Wubbly
Stephen Matthews as Red Gareth and Ebeneezer
John Barr as Red Bishop and other parts
Natasha J Barnes as the White Queen and other parts
Musical Direction: Mark Warman
- The Observer review
- The Guardian review
- What's On Stage review
- The Stage review
- The Scarborough News review
- The York Press review
- The Public Reviews review
- The Northern Echo review
- "English Touring Theatre "The Boy Who Fell Into A Book" (2002)".
- "ETT Productions". English Touring Theatre.
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