Mad About the Boy

By Gbolahan Obisesan

Mad About the Boy

Fringe First, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 2011

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ISBN: 9781848422681
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 10th May 2012
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Category: All-male cast, Black & Asian interest, Drama, Full length plays, Good role(s) for younger performers, Modern drama (post-1945), Small cast (3-6 performers), Youth

Series: NHB Modern Plays

Cast Notes: 3m

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Staging: Simple Staging
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A timely, urgent, razor-sharp drama about a teenage boy fighting to save his reputation, torn between the influence of his family, his friends and his school.

Questioning where responsibility lies, Mad About the Boy explores the growing divide between the generations who gave, those who earned, and those who demand respect.

'Obisesan’s insistently vivid text has a startling emotional authenticity... terse, evocative bullet-force brevity. Urgent, gripping and real.'

- The Times

'finely observed... a tangy, confident piece... taut and assured'

- Evening Standard

'Stunning new play... Obisesan’s passion for language is a joy to experience'

- The Scotsman

'This should be required viewing for every teenager in the capital'


'Timely and urgent... intelligently written, and thought-provoking'

- Daily Telegraph

Gbolahan Obisesan is a writer and director. His plays have been staged at the Soho Theatre, the Young Vic, the Unicorn and the Bush Theatre, amongst others. He won the 2009 Jerwood Directors' Award at the Young Vic.

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