Thursday, 27 February 2020
– Saturday, 29 February 2020
By Jamila Gavin, Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Directed by Stefan Escreet
In 1739 Thomas Coram established his Foundling Hospital, a home for unwanted children. Into this world fall Aaron and his best friend Toby, one the unknowing heir to a vast fortune and the other rescued from an African slave ship. Aaron’s gift for music exposes both boys to the dark underbelly of Georgian society. Soon they are on a dangerous journey to unravel their pasts and forge their destinies.
Based on Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award-winning novel, Coram Boy is a gripping family saga that exposes an era blighted by slavery and the ill-treatment of children.
Thursday 27 February (7.15pm)
Friday 28 February (2.15pm & 7.15pm)
Saturday 29 February (7.15pm)
For more details see www.theatre.mmu.ac.uk/2020/coram-boy