In this touching play, Ella Hickson explores the effects of contemporary British Society on a group of students in Edinburgh. Suicide and betrayal are washed down with a heady mix of vodka, dancing and hard drugs as these friends face graduationand the beginning of their futures. The performances will took place on the 28th & 29th November in a ~secret location~.


Director: Ryan Hay

Producer: Danielle Donnally

Stage Manager: Krisztina Pakozdy

Technician: Michael Sheffield

DJ: Andrew Devine

Costumes: Lauren Arkoosh

Publicity: Annabel Ekelund

Graphics: Duncan Swan

Videographer: James Montgomery



Benny: Benji Osugo

Cam: Duncan Swan

Timp: Hamish Rea

Mack: Jon White

Laura: Rachel Brown

Sophie: Caitlin Morris



Ella Hickson has a gift for Naturalistic dialogue. The realistic, youthful language of this play smacks of verbatim, and we really felt that the party culture and mental illness that form the subject of the play were issues that really needed to be discussed. The play is a moving and acerbic snapshot of student life across the UK, and we really wanted to emphasise the relevance of this material.

For this reason, we chose to stage the play in a student flat. The location was texted to ticket-holders on the morning of the performance, and audience were greeted with live DJ sets and complimentary shots in the flat's kitchen, where the play subsequently began. What came out of the setting and the production was an incredibly real feeling of a story that could very easily be happening all around us. 

Because of the nature of the production, reviewers were not invited to Boys, but we hope the publicity marterials and production stills above give an indication of how we managed to realise this production, and explore the ideas that Hickson brought forth about student life.