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VenueArena Theatre
Other spaces: Tilstone Studio
CountyWest Midlands
From25th January 2024
To25th January 2024
What is currently on at Arena Theatre (V160)

Boy on the Roof

At no.73 Cooper St, Brian Baxter wishes his son wasn't so irritating. Liam Baxter can't switch off, can't sit still, he's disruptive at school and chaotic at home. As for Liam, he just wishes someone understood him. Three doors down, Albert keeps himself to himself, sticks to his routines. At 91, he knows what he likes and likes what he knows. But Albert misses his wife and just wishes that someone, somewhere would have time for him. When Liam and Albert's paths cross, no one can fathom what an earth they have in common. But the boy and the man share more than they know, and what slowly grows is a friendship that both of them need, even if the rest of the world can't see it.
Author Rachael Savage

Archive :: production:T0770431136, play:S01066440901, venue:V160

Production details

Created through Community Conversations across the UK, gathering people's experiences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), loneliness, aging, hearing loss, connection and community, Vamos Theatre's Boy on the Roof is the story of an unlikely friendship, where acceptance, understanding and love find their way to centre stage.


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Company Vamos Theatre
Director Rachael Savage
Author James Greaves (additional writing)
Author Alan Riley (additional writing)
Music Janie Armour
Music Sam Glossop
Design Carl Davies
Costume Carl Davies
Other Russell Dean (mask maker)
Lighting Matt Clutterham
Design Daniel Hill (film / projection)
Sound Sam Glossop
Performer James Greaves (Dad)
Performer Gavin Maxwell (Liam)
Performer Alan Riley (Albert)
Performer Janie ARmour (piano / keyboard / accordion / bass guitar)
Performer Simon Roth (drums / percussion)
Performer Alun Bond (voice-over)
Performer Anna Darvas (voice-over)
Performer Joanna Holden (voice-over)
Performer James Greaves (voice-over)
Performer Jane Reck (voice-over)
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