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Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls) directs the critically acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production of Wonder Boy by Ross Willis, a heart-warming and inspiring story about the power of communication.

Sonny is twelve. Living with a stammer, he’s finding his way in a world ruled by vicious vowels, confusing consonants, and let’s not forget the biggest beast of them all – small talk.

Sonny’s only friend is Captain Chatter, a comic book hero of his own creation, but in the real-world language is power and Sonny must find a way to be heard. When cast in the school production of Hamlet by the Headteacher, he finds the real heroes are closer than he thinks.

Packed with playful humour, dazzling visuals and thrilling original music this innovative production includes live creative captioning on stage throughout.

Winner of the 2023 Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play

‘An audaciously inventive, sparky yet sensitive, giddily enjoyable new play that deserves to be packed to the rafters’ ★★★★★ Guardian

Free education pack available.


Studio 1 — MAST Mayflower Studios


From: £14.50

Discounts available

Accessible Performances

This production includes integrated captioning at all performances

Information on accessible performances


Running Time

Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Age Advice

Recommended age 12+

No under 2s permitted


Contains strong language

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

 Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

The MAST Mayflower Studios building


4 members of cast are sat on satge answering qurestions from the audience

Post-show Talk

Tuesday 5 November 2024 at 8.30pm. Free to anyone attending the 7pm performance

Join cast members and the creative team for an exclusive pre-show talk where they will share fascinating insights into the production of Wonder Boy! Discover more about the creative journey behind Wonder Boy and the magic of bringing this performance to life.

You can add this event to your basket after selecting your seats or by calling our Box Office on 02380 711811.

Further information


Executive & Executive Plus Members £3.00 off zones A and B only

Access Member Discount £5.00 off

Schools/Young People’s Group (10+) £14.50 tickets on zones A-C on Tue – Thu performances. One free supervisor with every 10 tickets purchased. All additional supervisors are standard price*

Young Person Under 16 £5.00 off on zones A and B

*Not bookable online – please contact to book

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