Two actors in masks sat at a table playing chess - part of Boy on the Roof performance
Photos by Graeme Braidwood
  • The House, University of Plymouth

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Vamos Theatre, in a co-commission with London International Mime Festival and a co-production with New Wolsey Theatre, presents Boy on the Roof.
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.
Boy on the Roof had been created through Community Conversations across the UK, gathering people’s experiences of ADHD, loneliness, aging, hearing loss, connection and community. Presented by award-winning Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, it’s the story of an unlikely friendship, where acceptance, understanding and love find their way to centre stage.
Date: Friday 1 March 2024
Time: 19:30 - 20:50
Venue: The House, University of Plymouth
Ticket information: £12, £10 concessions, FREE to all students and under 18s
Age Restriction: 12+ (production contains references to drugs) 
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