A powerful story seen through children’s eyes

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As events across the UK commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the powerful and moving stage adaptation of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas set during World War II comes to Cambridge.

Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, the story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight year old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and devastating consequences.

Bruno’s (played by Jabez Cheeseman) friendship with Schmuel (Colby Mulgrew) takes him from innocence to revelation, revealing the poetic irony that through a child’s eye everyone can appear the same.

The play is brought to you by The Children’s Touring Partnership.

It has recently produced Swallows and Amazons and Goodnight Mister Tom. This world premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas on stage promises to be a deeply moving and thought-provoking production.

The production has been described by the Public Review as ‘a marvellous piece of theatre...a must see.’

The play runs for five days and is only considered suitable for anyone aged 11 and over.