From the novels by Zizou Corder
Adapted by Marcelo Dos Santos
Complicite presents a revival of its sell-out production
Don’t miss out on this imaginative family show just in time for the festive season!
‘It twinkles with a sense of magical possibility…liveliness, invention and effortless appeal’
‘A roaring success’
Charlie Ashanti lives in a future where phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries. Charlie is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats.
So when his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions.
Award-winning theatre company Complicite (The Master and Margarita; Shun-kin; A Disappearing Number) fuses storytelling, circus and live percussion in this gripping adventure inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling novels.
Suitable for everyone aged 8 and up. Please note this production contains strobe lighting.
Post-show book signing with Zizou Corder: Tuesday 23 December after the 2pm matinee performance
Post-show talk: Tuesday 23 December (7pm performance): Playwright Marcelo Dos Santos discusses his adaptation of the Lionboy novels.
Post-show Q&A: Wednesday 7 January, with the authors Zizou Corder aka Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young (included in ticket price).
Originally co-produced by Complicite, Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse, Wales Millennium Centre and Warwick Arts Centre