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 writer and peace builder Tony Macaulay, and adapted for musical stage, with music from platinum-selling Belfast artist Duke Special and writing by stand-up comedian 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

Book & Lyrics
Andrew Doyle

Music
Duke Special

Director
Steven Dexter

Director
Dean Johnson

Choreographer
Julia Cave

Musical Director
Matthew Reeve

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