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The PappyShow

La Pendue
20 - 21 Jan
Still Hungry
20 - 21 Jan

Southbank Centre's
Purcell Room

Mon 20 - Tue 21 Jan

This event has now ended

65 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 10+
(limited concessions apply)
Transaction fees apply:
£3 online, £3.50 by phone.
No transaction fees for in-person bookings,
Southbank Centre Members and Supporters Circles
Tel: 020 3879 9555

After-show discussion:
Mon 20 Jan

Workshop: 18 - 19 Jan >

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‘What makes up a man, his heritage, his parents, his relationships, his strength, his heart, his abs, his endurance, his mind? BOYS is a fun, cheeky, timely, physical, theatrical exploration of manhood performed by a talented cast of young men of colour’ Reviews Hub


Celebrating male tenderness, silliness, vulnerability and community with a cast of young men, BOYS gives us a window to share their experiences, their hopes, families and globe-spanning heritage. In their stories, brought alive by impressive physical performance, you will see reflections of your brothers, friends, parents and lovers. Unscripted, and each story uniquely told in every performance, BOYS is a joyful, electric, occasionally raw but always tender dance that hopes to unravel preconceptions and uncover the endless possibilities that can make up a man.

Formed in 2013 by director, Kane Husbands, The PappyShow is a playful, visual and physical theatre ensemble producing some of the most exciting new work in London. Its current touring repertoire features three dynamic pieces, BOYS, GIRLS and CARE. BOYS was the winner of the Origins Outstanding Work Award at London’s VAULT Festival

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There will be a BSL interpreted performance on Tue 21 Jan, with Kam Deo.

"Disarmingly Charming"

Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

"Essential viewing for every boy"

Theatre Weekly

"Tender, strong, funny, vulnerable, charming and so much more"

Broadway World


The PappyShow


Presented in association with
Southbank Centre