From the creative team behind Dresden, Jatinga, The Laden Table and Visiting Hours; with a cast of 15; and original music from Nate Edmondson alongside the stirring sounds of Handel's Messiah, bAKEHOUSE Theatre brings you an epic adventure, a gothic drama and the story of the enduring power of love..
On the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, the wealth of England’s aristocracy is built on slavery, and children are its commodities. Alexander and Meshak yearn for a world of beauty and music, a world they can barely touch before it is snatched away again. Melissa and Thomas must make the best of their limited options, but friendship with the wealthy Ashbrook family may provide as many dangers as opportunities. Aaron and Toby, abandoned as babies, long to know where they came from. All of them will eventually come to know the Coram Man, who takes unwanted children and saves desperate women from ruin - but what does he ask in return? .
Spanning 3 generations, Coram Boy is at once a glorious love story and an epic thriller. It is a spell-binding, heart-breakingly beautiful tale of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, children lost and found, betrayal and murder. And love. And the redemption that love brings.
Directed by John Harrison & Michael Dean
With Rebecca Abdel-Messih, Lloyd Allison-Young, Violette Ayad, Andrew Den, Ryan Hodson, Tinashe Mangwana, Suz Mawer, Emma O’Sullivan, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Ariadne Sgouros, Annie Stafford, Amanda Stephens-Lee, Petronella Van Tienen, Jack Walton, Joshua Wiseman
Production Design Patrick Howe & John Harrison; Lighting Design Benjamin Brockman; Composition & Sound Design Nate Edmondson; Costume Design Suzanne Millar & Sonia McAlpine Producer Suzanne Millar; Stage Manager Andrew McMartin; Assist Director Charles Vaux
Doors open 7:00 for a 7:30pm start | Approximate run time 120 minutes
Please note that due to the arrangement of the theatre and the intimacy of the space, there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at KXT. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there are no refunds/exchanges with regards to latecomers.