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Coram Boy at the Pleasance Theatre from 19 April
GreenLight Theatre Company presents Coram Boy, by Jamila Gavin, adaptation by Helen Edmundson, at the Pleasance Theatre, in north London, 19 to 23 April 2011
Follows the interwoven fate of two sons. We meet the mentally handicapped Meshak Gardiner, abused by his malevolent father Otis, and the passionate young musical savant Alexander Ashbrook. The murderous Otis swindles desperate mothers out of their money with false promises of their unwanted children’s safe delivery to the Coram Hospital. But soon the sinister trafficker becomes entangled with the characters of the Ashbrook estate and the true nature of his dark secrets is revealed.