New Boy tells the story of Mark, a teenager starting sixth form knowing that this is his last chance to impress; to be more popular, to be more obnoxious, to be the best informed about gynaecology. The mesmerisingly good-looking new boy Barry seems to be having trouble making friends. Everyone is afraid of him. He could be the perfect ally in Mark’s mission to enhance his social status and finally get a shag.
When New Boy, which is adapted from William Sutcliffe’s novel by director Russell Labey, was first staged at the Edinburgh Festival, it received a five star review from The Scotsman and was described by The Guardian as: “Adolescent desire, burgeoning sexuality, loss of virginity and cross-generational sex, all deftly handled in a cracking script.”
New Boy’s cast is led by rising star Nicholas Hoult, who first found fame in Hugh Grant film About A Boy. He has since made more of a name for himself starring in hit teen drama Skins.
Hoult is joined in New Boy’s cast by Mel Giedroyc, who is best known for her comic exploits alongside Sue Perkins on programmes such as Light Lunch. On stage, Giedroyc appeared as Fairy Liquid in the Barbican’s 2007 pantomime Jack And The Beanstalk, and starred in hit Eurovision musical Eurobeat at the Novello theatre.
The cast of New Boy is completed by former Hollyoaks actress Ciara Janson, Gregg Lowe and Phil Matthews.
For more about New Boy at the Trafalgar Studio 2, read the First Night Feature.
Cast & Creatives
- Nicholas Hoult, Mel Giedroyc, Ciara Janson, Gregg Lowe, Phil Matthews
- Adapted by
- Russell Labey from the novel by William Sutcliffe
- Russell Labey
- Jason Haigh-Ellery and Stuart Piper
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- Leg room is generally good with extra space on the front row and on the side aisle of row E.
- Access description
- One shallow step up from the street through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office opposite. All staircases have handrails and steps are highlighted. 25 steps down then up 10 steps in to the auditorium (3 steps between rows). Theatre opens 1 hour before performance.
- Hearing impaired
- Infrared system in the auditorium with 16 headsets, available from the box office with a deposit. Check with Box Office which seats in the auditorium have best reception.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium by prior arrangement with the theatre, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. You will be seated in an aisle seat.
- No spaces for people who need to remain in their wheelchairs. Transfer seating is available to Row A (3 spaces) and K (1 space). Access to Row A is through the Stalls Bar and Row K is up 14 steps. Wheelchair users must bring 2 people to help with the steps. The theatre can store a maximum of 3 wheelchairs per performance. Venue is not suitable for scooters.
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- Disabled toilets
- No adapted WC.
- Foyer bar next to the Box Office. 25 steps to Stalls Bar (spacious, few seats). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium upon request.