26-28 May, 7:30pm (2:30pm Saturday matinee)

A dark and visceral coming-of-age love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film


Oskar is a bullied, lonely, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the neighbourhood.

Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time…

A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne
Based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Directed by Gary Sefton
Presented by BA Acting & Physical Theatre
Performed by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd

PRODUCTION INFO: Age recommendation: 14+. This production contains mature themes and subject matter, including depictions of blood, violence and death/dead bodies. Each performance is 135mins long including a 15min interval. For further information, please contact the Box Office: 01702 328335 | clifftown@essex.ac.uk


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