Mad About the Boy

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Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2011

Boy wants to be bad like the rest.
Dad wants the best for the Boy.
Man wants the Boy to do what’s best.

This timely, urgent and razor-sharp drama sees a teenage boy fighting to save his reputation. Questioning where responsibility lies, Mad About the Boy explores the growing divide between the generations who gave, those who earned, and those who demand respect.

‘Urgent…intelligently written, well-acted and thought-provoking.’
The Daily Telegraph

An Iron Shoes Production in Association with the Unicorn Theatre
Recommended for ages 14+

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Bayo Gbadamosi

Theatre includes: Uncle Vanya (parallel production); The Litter, The Gods Are Not To Blame (Young Vic); Little Baby Jesus (Oval House Theatre); Brothers Size and Death Of An Anarchist (Dunraven Sixth Form).

Film includes: The Swarm (Stray Bear), Mission London (Fidelity Films).

Jason Barnett

Theatre includes: award-winning Mogadishu (Lyric Hammersmith/Manchester Royal Exchange/Tour); Party Time/One For The Road (JMK Award winner); Jason and the Argonauts, The World Cup of 1966, Project D-I am Mediocre (BAC); Julius Caesar, Burn (Synergy Theatre Project); The Fixer (Almeida); Come Out Eli (Time Out-Best New Production/Tour), Winged (Tristan Bates Theatre); Cruising (Bush); A Midsummer Night's Dream, All The Right People Come Here (Wimbledon Theatre); The Victorian In The Wall, The Girlfriend Experience (Royal Court); Days Of Significance, Pericles, Winter's Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company); Amato Saltone (National Theatre/Shunt); the multi-award-winning original cast of War Horse (National Theatre).

Film includes: Rains of Fear, One Man and His Dog, Plotless, The Refugee.

Television includes: Bad Education, Little Britain, Extras, The Sight, Dead Ringers, Coming of Age, Fur TV, Stupid!, The Slammer, Hotel Trubble, Vivien Vyle, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Doctors, The Bill (Best Newcomer-Screen Nation Nomination 2008 RTS, BAFTA-winning ensemble 2009).

Simon Darwen

Theatre includes: Taming of the Shrew (Southwark Playhouse); Love Love Love (Paines Plough / Drum Theatre Plymouth / National Tour), Unrestless (Old Vic Tunnels), Accolade (Finborough); Ramshackle Heart (Public Theatre New York); Arse, Shove (Theatre 503), Mad Forest (BAC); Jonny Macabe (Arcola); The Merchant of Venice, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); Signs of Rust, 1 in 5 (Hampstead Theatre); Fanny & Faggot (Finborough & Trafalgar Studios); Flamingos (Nabokov); The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret (BAC), 24 Hour Plays: Ready (Old Vic); Romance, The Strange Case of Donovan Ray (Old Vic New Voices); Nikolina (Nabokov - Theatre Royal Bath); Bedtime for Bastards (Nabokov).

Film, television and radio include: The Bill, Morris: A Life With Bells On, A Simple Man, Howard Everyman, Mayfly, Ready.

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