The Olive Boy

The Olive Boy

wed29may7:30 pmwed10:00 pm7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+01:00) The Olive BoyChequer Mead Theatre

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Don’t miss this “brilliant and thought provoking” masterpiece, written and performed by upcoming star Ollie Maddigan.

Let’s set the scene…
You’re 15 years old, struggling through school and coming to terms with the early
stages of adolescence. Things are tricky when you’re a teenager. You get dealt yet
another devastating blow. But this time, it’s worse. Your mum’s passed away suddenly, and you’ve now got to move in with your, until that point, absent father.

Now what?

In a hopeless attempt to stay sane, you decide to pursue a girlfriend, but, shock, that doesn’t go to plan either. Surrounded by a great deal of olives, come on the journey of grief and hope through early adulthood.
Based on Ollie Maddigan’s real life story, “The Olive Boy” is a crude but compelling
comedy written and performed by Ollie Maddigan himself. Initially introduced at the
Hope Theatre in 2021, the show quickly gained attention during its three-night run as
part of the Camden Fringe and then in 2022 as part of its month-long sell out run at The
Edinburgh Fringe. Renowned for its gripping narrative and Ollie’s remarkable onstage
presence, “The Olive Boy” has received praise from both theatre-goers and critics.

“A reminder of how few frills are needed when a true talent commands the stage…A tour de force of ecstasy, emotion and grief”

Broadway Baby

“Fantastic! Ollie Madigan is one to watch”

Steve Pemberton (League of Gentlemen, Inside No.9)

“Maddigan crafts a delicate balance of humour and sadness, beautifully merging the destructive blows of grief and family strife”

The Student, Review by Rosa Georgiou

“An engaging, compelling and exceptional story”

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