Paperboy - British Youth Music Theatre

Current shows

After a sell-out run last summer the smash hit musical PAPERBOY is back!

It’s 1975 and 12-year-old Tony dutifully goes about his paper round. Belfast in the seventies is like the newspapers he delivers: everything is black and white, albeit Orange and Green. There are bombings on the evening news, but Paperboy is more interested in Doctor Who, the Bay City Rollers and outer space, and of course, Sharon Burgess.

Paperboy is a heart-warming, coming-of-age, new musical drama that bubbles with humour; set against the gritty backdrop of 1970s Belfast on the Upper Shankill Road. Based on the much-loved memoir by Irish novelist and peace builder Tony Macaulay, and adapted for musical stage, with music from award-winning artist Duke Special and writing by stand-up comedian and published writer Andrew Doyle.

"A snapshot of West Belfast back in the day" THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH
"Made us laugh & made us nearly cry" THE IRISH TIMES
"Doyle's script & lyrics, Wilson's music & the cast of 35 never miss a beat" THE BIG LIST

Creative Team

Duke Special

Andrew Doyle

Steven Dexter

Dean Johnson

Musical Director
Matthew Reeve

Julia Cave

Show photos

Performance Times

Thu 1 Aug 2019 7.45PM

Fri 2 Aug 2019 7.45PM

Sat 3 Aug 2019 2.30PM

Sat 3 Aug 2019 7.45PM

Sun 4 Aug 2019 2.30PM


Fri & Sat evening £24.50
Other performances £17.00
Concession £12.00 (Students, Unemployed)
Over 65's any matinee £12.00
Every 11th ticket free for groups for 10+