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Published in volume Jack Thorne Plays: Two
First Staged:
Old Vic, London, 2018


By Jack Thorne
Published in volume Jack Thorne Plays: Two

'The great thing about Barbara is you can't half... BOO!'

Barbara's mam makes fun of her for being deaf. It's her mam's way of making it easier for people, so it isn't so embarrassing. But when in 1949 those new hospitals come along – 'death traps', people are calling them – it's her mam who makes her go along and get her ears seen to.

Jack Thorne's Boo is a powerful and beautifully observed short play for one actor, exploring the impact of the newly established National Health Service on working people's lives.

It was first performed by Sophie Stone as part of The Greatest Wealth: In Celebration of the NHS at The Old Vic, London, on 25 June 2018, directed by Adrian Lester.

Boo is published in the volume Jack Thorne Plays: Two.

Also by Jack Thorne:

Jack Thorne Plays: One
Let the Right One In
After Life
When You Cure Me
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Jack Thorne Plays: Two
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
The Motive and the Cue
Fanny and Faggot
the end of history...
2nd May 1997
CripTales: Six Monologues
A Christmas Carol
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Whiff Whaff
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Red Car, Blue Car

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