A Local Boy, Cast in Doncaster, March 4

A Local Boy, Cast

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:10 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:11 am
A Local Boy at Cast in Doncaster

This is described as a provocative, gripping, and touchingly funny debut play by Dan Murphy about the internet, relationships and the anger that smoulders when we feel like we don’t belong.

When the body of a local teenager is found next to the war memorial in Romford, a community is left reeling.

A mother thinks of her son, a girl wanders the streets alone and two teenagers discover love – in a chat box, that is.

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As the story pieces itself together, a question emerges: in a world of instant communication, how connected are we in reality?

Outside this chat window, anything could happen.

Dan Murphy is a writer from Essex whose work brings the voices of his home town to the stage.

His plays explore questions of gender, belonging and identity and are played out in finely-tuned relationships and sharply funny naturalism.

The show, on tomorrow night, features Jack Bence, star of TV comedies Bad Education and Phone Shop and soap opera Hollyoaks.

Also in the cast is Tim Bowie, the co-artistic director of Invertigo Theatre Company, who have produced the play. He has just been filming for a BBC programme, 
Redefining Juliet, playing Romeo.

Box office: at the venue, call 01302 303 959 or visit Cast in Doncaster