Leo Butler's new play 'Boy' at the Almeida Theatre

It has been announced that Sacha Wares will direct Boy, a new play by Leo Butler at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April to 28 May 2016, with an official opening on 12 April 2016.

Wares returns to the Almeida following her production of 'Games' by Mike Bartlett in 2015. She will be joined by two contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design and Ultz for costume, alongside Leon Baugh (movement), Jack Knowles (lighting) and Gareth Fry (sound).

"A boy. At a bus stop. Easily missed. Playwright Leo Butler casts a sharp eye over the city and picks someone for us to follow."

Leo Butler's playwriting credits include 'Alison! A Rock Opera' at the Royal Court, King's Head Theatre and the Spread Eagle Theatre; 'Could You Please Close The Door Please' at the FIND Festival and 'Sixty-Nine' at The Pleasance Courtyard.

Alongside the production, a project funded by The Arsenal Foundation between the Almeida and Arsenal in the Community has been launched which will see the partners work together to reach young people in Islington who haven't previously been involved in theatre, encouraging them to create and share their own stories.

Tickets for the production go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 26 January 2016.

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