Boys from the Blackstuff – National Theatre

Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham
a Liverpool’s Royal Court production by arrangement with Bill Kenwright Limited

‘Gizza job. Go on, gizzit.’  

80s Liverpool. Life is tough as Chrissie, Loggo, George, Dixie and Yosser play the game. But there is no work and no money. What are they supposed to do?  

Find jobs, avoid the ‘sniffers’, work harder, work longer, buy cheaper, spend less? All whilst having a laugh along the way.  

Following its ★★★★★ (Daily Mail) run at Liverpool’s Royal Court, James Graham’s (Dear England) powerful new adaptation comes to the South Bank, 40 years after Alan Bleasdale’s ground-breaking television series. Directed by Kate Wasserberg (Artistic Director, Theatr Clwyd) in her National Theatre debut. 

CAST

GEORGE CAPLE

DOMINIC CARTER

HELEN CARTER

ARON JULIUS

NATHAN MCMULLEN

LAUREN O’NEIL

BARRY SLOANE

MARK WOMACK

CREATIVE

DIRECTOR

KATE WASSERBERG

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

AMY JANE COOK

LIGHTING DESIGNER

IAN SCOTT

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

RACHAEL NANYONJO

COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGNER

DYFAN JONES

ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER

KATE HARVEY

AUDIO VISUAL DESIGNER

JAMIE JENKIN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

FRANCESCA GOODRIDGE

FIGHT DIRECTOR

RACHEL BOWN-WILLIAMS of Rc-Annie Ltd

Quotes

★★★★★

‘The audience hangs on every syllable of this show .’

DAILY MAIL

★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ ARTS CITY LIVERPOOL

★★★★★ LIVERPOOL ECHO

★★★★★

‘A powerful, poignant masterpiece. ‘

BROADWAY WORLD

★★★★

‘Powerful portrayals of working-class pride. ‘

THE GUARDIAN

Book Tickets

22 May – 8 June 2024

LONDON National Theatre