Coram Boy

A Bristol Old Vic production

Adapted by Helen Edmundson, based on the novel by Jamila Gavin.

This Christmas, join Bristol Old Vic at Colston Hall for an epic tale of love, loss and reunion, brought to you by the team behind Swallows and Amazons and Treasure Island.

Alexander Ashbrook is a talented young man possessed by the idea of becoming a musician. Forced by his father to choose between his two passions, music and family, Alexander makes the painful decision to abandon his home, his first love and unbeknownst to him, his unborn child.

Set in South West England in the 18th century, Coram Boy is a gripping story about the power of human kindness to transform people’s lives. Moving from cathedrals to orphanages, stately homes to slave tunnels, Coram Boy follows Alexander and the child he never knew existed as they embark on a remarkable journey, eventually to find each other.

Directed by Melly Still (who created the original production at the National Theatre), with music by Adrian Sutton (War Horse) and featuring Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice), Emily Head (The Inbetweeners) and Tristan Sturrock (Treasure Island), Coram Boy is adapted from Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Award Winning novel, and features a cast of 35, a full chorus, a live orchestra and a host of Bristolian children. Performed on Colston Hall’s magnificent stage, Coram Boy is a Christmas blockbuster that Bristol will never forget.

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