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Boy on the Roof

Vamos Theatre
  • 20 February - 21 February 7.30pm
Jersey Arts Centre

In a co-commission with London International Mime Festival and a co-production with New Wolsey Theatre

At No. 73 Cooper Street, Brian Baxter wishes his son wasn’t so irritating. Liam Baxter 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 on earth they have in common. But the boy and the man share more than they know, and what slowly grows is a friendship that they both need, even if the rest of the world can’t see it.

Boy on the Roof has been created through Community Conversations across the UK, gathering people’s experiences of ADHD, loneliness, aging, hearing loss, connection, and community. Presented by award-winning Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full-mask theatre company, it’s the story of an unlikely friendship, where acceptance, understanding and love find their way to centre stage.

(£13 students)
(£11.05 students)