‘The combination of action and fast-paced humour is enough to inspire even the most reluctant reader.’ Time Out
A fantasy adventure, served up with Alan Ayckbourn magic and lashings of imagination, The Boy Who Fell Into a Book is an exciting journey into the unknown. For ages 7+
Kevin is into his new book in a big way; but it’s time for bed, and Dad won’t stop nagging him to turn out the light. Suddenly, Kevin finds himself in the thick of the action alongside his hero, the streetwise investigator Rockfist Slim.
Somehow they must travel through all the books on Kevin’s bookshelf to find a way home and escape the clutches of the mysterious underworld baddie known only as The Green Shark. Their headlong dash takes them through Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kidnapped, a book of Ghost Stories and even Chess For Beginners… only just avoiding a family of jelly-throwing Wooblies along the way!
A wonderfully inventive play by Britain’s most popular and most frequently performed dramatist which emphasises the value of reading, and the power of the imagination to transport the reader to other worlds.
FOR AGES 7+
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book – Family Day
Soho Theatre will be transformed into a haven for families to coincide with the final performance. Click here for more info and booking details.
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
Please note The Boy Who Fell Into A Book contains a strobe effect.
The performances on Fri 27 – Sun 29 July take place during the London Olympics. We advise that you please check your travel routes in advance to make sure you can get to and from Soho Theatre safely, and be advised that journeys make take longer than usual. Click here to read Transport for London’s special travel guide.
Soho Theatre Bar & Restaurant is open Monday-Friday serving family friendly meals, drinks & snacks. Please download the children’s menu to the right or call our bar on 020 7434 9393 for more info!
‘A daytime show that dares to stretch its audience, and that’s a pleasure to see. Times
‘A family show to be enjoyed by parents and children alike… there are a lot of things to love about this production. The first is that no child could possibly be bored.’ Official London Theatre
‘Steve Marmion, artistic director of Soho Theatre, brings the many worlds within the play alive with wit and vision.’ Arts Desk