The Drawer Boy

Finborough Theatre

The Drawer Boy

19 Jun 2012 - 14 Jul 2012

£14.00 - £16.00

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“The Drawer Boy is a beautifully written play. It moves from toughness and hilarity to something devastating and tender…It is one of the few plays to create an authentic tradition in our culture.” Michael Ondaatje 

The London premiere of the multi-award-winning play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Michael Healey.

Miles, an energetic and idealistic young actor, knocks on the door of an isolated farmhouse in rural Canada, seeking material for a new play he’s working on. He discovers Morgan, a gruff farmer working tooth and nail to survive, and Angus, his lifelong friend, who has long since lost track of the world.

 But when the farmers let the city-boy into their home, Miles’ search for a story gradually unearths a devastating truth that threatens to destroy the tranquil lives of his hosts forever.

Beautifully written, funny and moving, The Drawer Boy is a multi-award-winning bitter sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.

The Drawer Boy premiered at Toronto’s acclaimed Theatre Passe Muraille, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award (Canada’s leading theatre award) for Best New Play, as well as the Chalmers Canadian Playwriting Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. It has been produced across North America and internationally, and has been translated into German, French and Japanese. 

 

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