Olive Boy

13+
Tue 4 Jun
Doors 7:00pmShow 7:30pm
70
£11.50 - £16.50

A CRUDE, COMPELLING, COMING OF AGE COMEDY.

 

You're 15 years old, struggling through school and coming to terms with the early stages of adolescence. Things are tricky when you're a teenager. You get dealt yet another devastating blow. But this time, it's worse. Your mum's passed away suddenly, and you’ve now got to move in with your, until that point, absent father.

 

Now what?

 

In a hopeless attempt to stay sane, you decide to pursue a girlfriend, but, shock, that doesn’t go to plan either. Surrounded by a great deal of olives, come on the journey of grief and hope through early adulthood. 

Based on Ollie Maddigan’s real life story, “The Olive Boy" is a crude but compelling comedy written and performed by Ollie Maddigan himself. Initially introduced at the

Hope Theatre in 2021, the show quickly gained attention during its three-night run as part of the Camden Fringe and then in 2022 as part of its month-long sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe. Renowned for its gripping narrative and Ollie’s remarkable onstage presence, "The Olive Boy" has received praise from both theatre-goers and critics.

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A reminder of how few frills are needed when a true talent commands the stage…A tour de force of ecstasy, emotion and grief”

Broadway Baby

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Fantastic! Ollie Madigan is one to watch”

Steve Pemberton (League of Gentlemen, Inside No.9)

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Maddigan crafts a delicate balance of humour and sadness, beautifully merging the destructive blows of grief and family strife”

The Student, Review by Rosa Georgiou

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“An engaging, compelling and exceptional story”

Theatreandotherthingslondon

Seating
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Tuesday 4th Jun 2024

7:30pm