Where: Pleasance Theatre Islington, Carpenters Mews, London N7 9EF
£: 10-12 adults, 8-10 concessions, 6-8 student concessions
What is it?
Following a successful run in Bristol, young production company GreenLight Theatre brings their twisting 18th century melodrama of love, hope, evil, music and betrayal to Pleasance Islington for five nights only. This is GreenLight Theatre’s first production and they are committed to generating money for charitable causes that relate to the content of the play. They will donate 50% of Coram Boy’s net profit to the Coram Foundation.
The cast of 19 will portray a host of fascinating characters, paired with a choir and orchestra playing a newly composed musical score. Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Jamila Gavin’s acclaimed novel follows the interwoven fate of two sons. We meet the mentally handicapped Meshak Gardiner, abused by his malevolent father Otis, and the passionate young musical savant Alexander Ashbrook. The murderous Otis swindles desperate mothers out of their money with false promises of their unwanted children’s safe delivery to the Coram Hospital. But soon the sinister trafficker becomes entangled with the characters of the Ashbrook estate and the true nature of his dark secrets is revealed.
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