Promo: Coram Boy Rehearsals. Nottingham Playhouse production.


Take a look #behindthescenes at the first day of acting rehearsals for #CoramBoy

Nottingham Playhouse  introduce five of our community cast members Ibraheem, Isaac, Mavis, Kevin and Moyege who we’ll be following throughout the process. They tell us a bit about themselves and what being part of the production means to them…



In 1739 Thomas Coram established his Foundling Hospital, a home for unwanted children. Into this world fall Aaron and his best friend Toby, one the unknowing heir to a vast fortune and the other rescued from an African slave ship.
Aaron’s gift for music exposes both boys to the dark underbelly of Georgian society. Soon they are on a dangerous journey to unravel their pasts and forge their destinies.

Based on Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award-winning novel, Coram Boy is a gripping family saga that exposes an era blighted by slavery and the ill-treatment of children.

Nottingham’s beautiful Albert Hall, with its iconic Binns Organ, provides the perfect backdrop to Coram Boy’s soaring choral score. Six professional actors, with up to 100 community performers, will bring to life this epic tale of heartbreak and redemption.

Adam Penford, Artistic Director at Nottingham Playhouse photo credit Creative by Wren - low res
Adam Penford, Artistic Director. Nottingham Playhouse.

Artistic Director Adam Penford, following his highly acclaimed production of The Madness of George III, directs this tale of the power of music and the unbreakable bond of parent-child love.


Creative Team

Director Adam Penford
Designer Kevin Jenkins
Sound Designer Adam P McCready
Musical Director Alex Patterson

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present

Coram Boy

Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 August 2019

Albert Hall – Tickets: £22.50 – £10


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