The Boy Who Fell Into A Book

Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 3NE

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Written by Alan Ayckbourn, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book is a fantasy adventure which takes audiences on a journey into the unknown.

Kevin is really into his new book. But unfortunately it’s time for bed and Dad won’t stop nagging him to turn out the light. Suddenly, Kevin finds himself in the thick of the action alongside his hero, the streetwise investigator Rockfist Slim.

Together they must travel through all of the books on Kevin’s bookshelf to find a way home and escape the clutches of the mysterious underworld baddie The Green Shark. Their headlong dash takes them through Grimm’s fairy tales, Kidnapped, a book of ghost stories and even Chess For Beginners… only just avoiding a family of jelly-throwing Wooblies along the way.

The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, which plays as part of the London 2012 festival, is an inventive play which emphasises the value of reading and the power of the imagination to transport the reader to other worlds.

Cast & Creatives

Alan Ayckbourn

Soho Theatre

21 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100
Official site
Nearest tube
Tottenham Court Road/Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road
Nearest bus
Oxford Street 7, 8, 10, 25, 55, 73, 98, 176; Shaftesbury Avenue 38,19,14; Regent's Street 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 53, 88; Charing Cross Road 14, 29, 176

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Soho, 4 minutes walk away or Q-Park Chinatown only 5 minutes walk away.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7478 0100 Minicom: 020 7478 0148 Email:
People with disabilities can get tickets at concession rate. £7.50 tickets for access nights.
Limited mobility
19 steps down from back row to front row of Lorenz Auditorium. Front row and aisle seats have most legroom. Seating in the Studio is moveable. Seating is unreserved, but for special access requirements seats can be reserved.
Access description
Slight slope through entrance on Dean Street into foyer through automatic double doors opening outwards. Box Office and information desk on left with lowered counters. Lift, with voice announcements and Braille signage, to all levels just beyond Box Office on left. Else 18 steps to level 1, 36 to level 2 and 53 to level 3 - all highlighted with handrails on either side.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system with 5 headsets in auditorium - please reserve when booking tickets. Induction loop in studio.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs can either be brought into the auditorium or left with Soho Theatre Staff. The theatre can accommodate 2 guide dogs per performance.
Lorenz Auditorium: 4 spaces for wheelchair users in front row of main auditorium which is accessed through entrance on level 1. Further wheelchair spaces in back row of auditorium accessed on level 2. Theatre can accommodate 3 wheelchair and 1 scooter transferee. Studio: Slight slope into Studio space on level 3. 4 spaces for wheelchair users in front row. Theatre may not be suitable for some scooters - please ask when booking.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets on ground level past the lift and opposite the main entrance. Further adapted toilets at levels 2 and 3.
Bar on the ground floor with easy wheelchair access.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens