Romford Market 1985, where a boy has everything to learn: the art of selling stilettos, learning a good wind-up, discovering sex, alcohol and drugs, the temptations of cash and how to stay sharp in the savage world of Essex traders. Market Boy
is a spectacular yarn about the time Mrs Thatcher said we should embrace the marketplace; a story about the loss of innocence.Performers Jonathan Cullen (Meat Man), John Marquez (Steve the Nutter/Nut-Nut), Paul Moriarty (The Toby), Claire Rushbrook (Mum), Danny Worters (Market Boy), Callum Dixon (Mouse), Paul Anderson (Don), Freddy White (Snooks), Gary McDonald (The Trader), Jade Williams (Girl), Jan Goodman (Woman with Huge Feet/Fat Annie), Ruth Sheen (Mother/Kate Arms), Jaimi Barbakoff (Daughter/Sticky Nicky), Owen Oakeshott (Transvestite/Flypitcher), Georgina Lamb (Gypsy/Market Sweep), Mercedes Grower (Spanish Girl/Market Brass), Nicola Blackwell (Thatcher), Jemma Walker (The Most Beautiful Woman in Romford), Andrew Frame (Leather Man), Branwell Donaghey (Leather Boy), Sophie Stanton (Fish Woman), Jim Creighton (Jason), Jacob Krichefski (Romford Labour Candidate), Craig Vye (Cupid/New Boy), Stephen Ventura (Dad), David Sternberg (Flypitcher/Trader), Micah Balfour (Flypitcher/Trader), Ralph Birtwell (Flypitcher/Trader), Michael Camp (Flypitcher/Trader), Mike Darnell (Flypitcher/Trader), Michael Taibi (Flypitcher/Trader).
Author David Eldridge. Producer National Theatre. Director Rufus Norris. Design Katrina Lindsay. Costume Harriet Barsby. Lighting Hugh Vanstone. Choreographer Stephen Hoggett. Choreographer Scott Graham. Sound Paul Arditti.