ISBN: 9781848424760
Author: By Zizou Corder Adapted by Marcelo Dos Santos
Publication Date: 18/12/2014
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.
Availability: Available


Charlie Ashanti lives in a future where phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries. Charlie is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats.

When his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions.

Based on Zizou Corder’s bestselling novels, Marcelo Dos Santos’s adaptation fuses storytelling and circus in a gripping tale that provides great opportunities for amateur and school groups looking to perform a magical adventure.

Lionboy was commissioned and first produced by award-winning theatre company Complicite in 2013, and was revived in 2014 for an international tour.

‘A beautiful, stylistic and intelligent adaptation’
Teaching Drama

‘It twinkles with a sense of magical possibility… liveliness, invention and effortless appeal’
The Times

‘A wonderfully imaginative adventure’
Evening Standard

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