An epic adventure set in 18th-century England featuring more than 40 performers onstage along with seven musicians, Coram Boy has played two sold-out engagements at the National Theatre, winning the 2006 Time Out Live Best Play Award and receiving rave reviews from the UK critics. The play is adapted by Helen Edmundson from the 2000 Whitbred Young Adult Award winning novel by Jamila Gavin, and directed by Melly Still.
Coram Boy tells the tale of two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children: Toby, saved from an African slave ship and Aaron, the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate. A story of fathers and sons, set in the dark heart of 18th-century England, Coram Boy is filled with danger and excitement.
A thrilling adventure that is also moving and uplifting, Coram Boy is recommended for audiences ages 12 and older, adults, and young adults.
All theatergoers ages 12-18 can attend the Broadway production at half price ($51.25) with the purchase of one full-priced ticket (reg. $101.25).