Overview

The UK regional premiere of the recent Broadway hit, written by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Scholarship pupil Pharus isn’t like the other boys at the prestigious Charles R Drew Prep School. He’s outspoken, flamboyant and relentless in his pursuit of becoming the best choir leader in the school’s history. But with resentment brewing in his classmates and Pharus continuing to push the boundaries, can he stay true to himself within the confines of school life?

A poignant and arresting coming-of-age story, Choir Boy is an exploration of class, sexuality, race and the determination of a young man trying to find his voice.

Directed by Nancy Medina (Two Trains Running), this stunning play is brought to life with a score of soaring gospel music.

Cast & Creatives

Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney
Director Nancy Medina

Reviews for Previous Productions

5 rating
The Stage
5 rating
The Guardian
4 rating
Financial Times
“the glue is the music, ranging from school hymns and anthems to a more profound investigation of spirituals and gospel”
4 rating
What'sOnStage

Tickets

Schools

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Find out more about Schools Visits here or book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Please note that we are currently running a reduced Box Office service, with our phone lines being open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. You can, however, contact us by email at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk, where we’ll be available Monday to Friday, 10am-5.30pm.

Groups

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Find out more about Group Visits here or book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Please note that we are currently running a reduced Box Office service, with our phone lines being open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. You can, however, contact us by email at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk, where we’ll be available Monday to Friday, 10am-5.30pm.

Postage

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you (Free of charge for Playhouse Pass). These will be delivered no later than two weeks before the performance is due to take place.

Access

We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.