Wed 5 Jun to Sat 8 Jun 2013


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When Charlie's parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission - with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions.

“Since 1983…Complicite has been helping us make sense of the world, making us laugh and weep and making us see things we would otherwise have missed...It is the reason I go to the theatre”
The Guardian

Complicite is one of the world’s most exciting and unusual theatre companies. For the past 30 years it has toured the globe, winning more than 50 major awards. Recent productions include The Master and Margarita, Shun-kin and the multi-award winning A Disappearing Number. Lionboy is Complicite’s first show for young people and families, inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling trilogy of novels and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from BBC's Merlin.

A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre.


Cast Annabel Arden, Louisa Young, Mike Kenny and the Company

From the novels by Zizou Corder

Directed by Annabel Arden

Marcelo Dos Santos Adapted by