OYSTER BOY is a dark comedy and tells the story of a boy who is born with an Oyster-shell-shaped head and his parents’ struggle to raise their extraordinary son. A bittersweet tale of the trials of love and what it means to be Other, OYSTER BOY reminds us that we should be careful what we wish for and of the delicacy of life. The fairy tale-like world of the show introduces us to a range of larger-than-life characters that are sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. Drawing on a range of theatrical and filmic influences, this peculiar story is told through a rich blend of physical storytelling, live choral singing, clown, dance and puppetry. With this colourful, multilingual production, Haste invites you into a sensitive, funny and surreal world.
CAST LIST: Elly-Beaman Brinklow (Chorus/Dr. Plumcock), Valeria Compagnoni (Jim), Jesse Dupré (Chorus/Polly), Lexie McDougall (Alice), Tamara Saffir (Chorus/Molly), Sophie Taylor (Chorus/Anthony)
Best International Show, Orlando Fringe Festival 2014
Best Kids Fringe Show, Orlando Fringe Festival 2014
Spirit of the Fringe, San Diego Fringe Festival 2013
Critic’s Choice for Creativity, Roma Fringe Festival 2013
“Oyster Boy is a gentle, intimate gem awash in playful whimsy, seasoned with a splash of acidic darkness.”
- Orlando Weekly
FemaleArts.com (UK) http://femalearts.com/node/634
Viewsfromthegods.com (UK) http://viewsfromthegods.co.uk/oyster-boy.shtml
Oyster Boy was originally developed at St Mary’s University College as part of the MA Physical Theatre (International Ensemble) course.