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Worklight Theatre presents

Fanboy

By Joe Sellman-Leava

Worklight Theatre presents

Fanboy

By Joe Sellman-Leava

02 Mar–04 Mar 2023

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Thu 2 Mar
7:45 pm
£12.00 - £16.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
  • Post-Show Talk
Fri 3 Mar
7:45 pm
£12.00 - £16.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Sat 4 Mar
7:45 pm
£12.00 - £16.00
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Fanboy

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

Important information

Tickets:
From: £12.00

Concessions only:
£12.00

Running time:
65 minutes

Age guideline:
12+

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

The Scotsman

★★★★★

A must-see piece focused on nostalgia, pop culture, and the state of our world

Three Weeks

★★★★★

We’ve seen many ‘geek-inspired’ stage shows, but this is the finest we’ve seen

Starburst Magazine