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Boy in Darkness


Friday 10 May 2013
Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance to guarantee entrance. Book tickets

Struggling against the oppressive rituals inflicted by his birthright, the Boy escapes the Castle on his fourteenth birthday, only to find himself in the midst of unimagined horror.

Following the world premiere of The Cave and the stage premiere of Noah’s Ark, the Blue Elephant continues to bring the work of Mervyn Peake to the stage. This work-in-progress of Boy in Darkness – one of only two novellas he wrote – recounts an unnerving episode of Gormenghast hero Titus Groan's teenage years.

The Blue Elephant has a "pioneering practice of bringing Peake’s plays to the public" Peake Studies

Aaron Paterson
Gareth Murphy