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The Boy at the Back of the Class

Tour synopsis, cast & creatives

The Boy at the Back of the Class
There used to be an empty chair at the back of the class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite! After learning that he has fled his own war-torn country, Ahmet's classmates have "The Greatest Idea in the World" - a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his family. An unexpected and often hilarious adventure follows, all topped off with a terrific twist. The Boy at the Back of the Class website.
Approximate runtime 2 hours.
Age Advisory: 7+


Farshid Rokey (Ahmet), Sasha Desouza-Willock (Alexa), Gordon Millar (Tom), Petra Joan-Athene (Josie), Priya Davdra (Mum / Mrs Khan), Joe McNamara (Brendan), Abdul-Malik Janneh (Michael), Zoe Zak (Clarissa), Megan Grech (Swing), Adam Seridji (Swing)


Book by: Onjali Q Rauf
Adapted by: Nick Ahad
Producer: Rose Theatre (with Children's Theatre Partnership)
Director(s): Monique Touko, Kloe Dean (movement), Sophie Parrott (casting), Maisie Carter (fight)
Design: Lily Arnold
Lighting: Ryan Day
Sound: Giles Thomas

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Tour details for The Boy at the Back of the Class 2024

Between 22nd May 2024 and 8th June 2024 this tour will visit 3 venues in; Canterbury, Poole and Leicester.
Current and future dates only.
This production has been listed in 11 venues since 3rd February 2024. View previous listings for this tour here.

Dates for The Boy at the Back of the Class (Play) tour

Currently showing
Wed, 22nd May 2024 to Sat, 25th May 2024
  Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury»

Tue, 28th May 2024 to Sat, 1st June 2024
  Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole»

Tue, 4th June 2024 to Sat, 8th June 2024
  Curve, Leicester»

Note: only UK venues with postcodes will be shown on the map


, QTix Codes:
Production: T785283137

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