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Boy on the Roof: On Demand

Exclusively for schools

General public On Demand tickets for Boy on the Roof are now closed. However, access to the full performance is still available to stream online exclusively for schools and colleges.

This wordless and extraordinary 70-minute performance  - filmed live at New Wolsey Theatre - brings together the best of the UK’s mask actors to tell a compelling, funny, emotionally moving and visually delightful story.

On Demand schools viewing period: 18h March - 30th June
Ticket price: £25*
*If you're a school that has seen the show live, get in touch for free access.

PLEASE NOTE: The New Wolsey booking page displays a performance date of 30th June. However, your ticket gives you unlimited on demand access between 18th March and 30th June.


About the show

At no 73 Cooper St, Brian Baxter wishes his son wasn’t so irritating. Liam Baxter can’t switch off, can’t sit still, he’s disruptive at school and chaotic at home. As for Liam, he just wishes someone understood him.

Three doors down, Albert keeps himself to himself, sticks to his routines. At 91, he knows what he likes and likes what he knows. But Albert misses his wife and just wishes that someone, somewhere would have time for him.  

When Liam and Albert’s paths cross, no one can fathom what on earth they have in common. But the boy and the man share more than they know, and what slowly grows is a friendship that both of them need, even if the rest of the world can’t see it.

Created through Community Conversations across the UK, gathering people’s experiences of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), loneliness, aging, hearing loss, connection and community, Vamos Theatre’s Boy on the Roof is the story of an unlikely friendship, where acceptance, understanding and love find their way to centre stage.

Boy on the Roof is accessible to deaf audiences without BSL interpretation.

Suitable for 12+, this production contains references to drugs. Boy on the Roof is a co-commission with London International Mime Festival and a co-production with New Wolsey Theatre.



Touching, funny, poignant, clever, insightful and technically flawless—this is a must-see show for anyone who enjoys theatre at its best.
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Suzanne Hawkes, British Theatre Guide

***** 5 stars
Poignant exploration of loneliness, connection and friendship

Oliver Jones, The Stage

4 stars ★★★★
I was moved to tears.
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Chris Eldon Lee, What's On Live

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