Joe has always been a nerd.
In his teens, he hid it. In his twenties, he owned it. Now in his thirties, Joe is still obsessed with Star Wars, Nintendo and The Muppet Christmas Carol. But he’s started to sense something: a great disturbance in the fandom… Alone, sorting through his old things, Joe finds an old video tape, in an old VCR, long forgotten. He presses play – and something amazing starts to happen…
Fanboy is a love-hate letter to pop culture and nostalgia. Award-winning writer-performer Joe Sellman-Leava (Fringe First, Labels) explores our relationship to our past and future selves and asks why his generation is so obsessed with its childhood.
Combining epic storytelling, razor-sharp impressions and a dose of theatrical magic, Fanboy comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth following a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre.
WINNER: Best Director, Darkchat Edinburgh Awards 2022
SHORTLISTED: Holden Street Theatre Awards 2022
Directed by Yaz Al-Shaater
This production contains strong language, grief, and a brief mention of suicide ideation
Post-show talk: Thu 02 Mar (hosted by Bee Jarvis)
Complex and very moving
A must-see piece focused on nostalgia, pop culture, and the state of our world
We’ve seen many ‘geek-inspired’ stage shows, but this is the finest we’ve seen