The world premiere production of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will play Newcastle Theatre Royal next May.
The stage adaptation of John Boyne’s best-selling novel, which was also made into an acclaimed film in 2008, promises to be deeply moving and thought provoking.
Set during World War II, it is the heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys.
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 friendship with Shmuel takes him from innocence to revelation, revealing the poetic irony that through a child’s eye everyone can appear the same.
The production will be performed at the Theatre Royal from May 19-23. Tickets for this, together with previously announced Sing-a-Long Frozen (March 1) and Annie (July 11-18), go on sale at 9am on Friday, October 3. Call 0844 11 21 21 or visit www.theatreroyal.co.uk to book.