Coram Boy

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Written by Jamila Gavin adapted by Helen Edmundson

Dublin Academy of Dramatic Arts

Set in England in the 18th century, Coram Boy is the epic and sometimes disturbing tale of Otis Gardiner and his son, Meshak.

Travelling through London, Gardiner preys on young women who cannot look after their babies, and promises to bring them to the Coram Hospital where they will be looked after. Otis Gardiner gets well paid for this, but instead of fulfilling his promise to these troubled women, he sells the older children into slavery and buries the babies.

Finally his son, Meshak, finds the courage to stand up to his father and changes the course of his life.

Music plays a central role in the story and in that of the other main character – Alexander Ashbrook, a very wealthy boy very different from that of Meshak, but whose life becomes intertwined with his through the course of the play.

An exciting and dramatic play originally written as a book for young adults and beautifully adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson with a soundtrack by Adrian Sutton.

[blockquote_right] 28 – 30 Apr | 7:30pm | Boys School [/blockquote_right]

Lighting Design by : James Healy
Costume + Set Design by : Molly O’Cathain
Composer : Adrian Sutton

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