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This Boy Tom

From 3 critic and 6 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Talented child actors

About the show

Part of Soho Playhouse's "Fringe Encores" series, this original musical with an all-child cast offers a life-affirming story of acceptance, courage, and friendship. More…

Tom starts at a new school and is met with bullying. When new girl Flora arrives, is it time for something new?

Part of Soho Playhouse's 2018 Fringe Encore Series.



90
Broadway Baby

for a previous production “The production buzzes with energy from beginning to end, the show oozes talent from the young cast, the music is original and the choreography is tight...The score is inventive: catchy music and clever lyrics...These young people can dance, sing and act in this clever, uplifting, poignant story professionally and deftly told...There were a couple of pitchy moments in one or two songs and the ending is perhaps too neat and quick, but overall this is a hugely emotionally impactful show." Full Review

80
Voice Mag

for a previous production “Impressive cast and choreography in its story of ‘acceptance, courage, and friendship’...Heart-breaking, uplifting, and very watchable, and though the plot was not exactly believable, this was saved by its...incredible young talent and fantastic choreography...The show...promoted the unrealistic stigma around secondary school...Despite this, much of the show was great: the cast was wonderful, the music, despite its sometimes unoriginal lyrics.” Full Review

75
GScene Magazine

for a previous production “A challenging and entertaining piece about bullying in school...The songs and dialogue seem at times very episodic and arbitrary in how they advance the plot, but all are performed with great enthusiasm and skill...The major problem...is that the story is very one-dimensional...the story doesn’t truly develop...That said I think the show has great prospects as a school production...With some development and re-writing, there could even be another 'Matilda.'" Full Review


90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you like YA musicals and something that isn’t totally polished but pretty much there.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy children singing or coming of age themes.

Also I really hope this makes it on the big stage. The book gets a little w... Read more Read less

87
Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if U want 2 c a play that should b seen by anyone who has as if the world hates him. This is performed by children who bring u back 2 teasing.

Don't see it if U’r 2 big for a children’s musical. If that’s the case then you really should see it NOW

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great score, Great potential

See it if You can be pleased to see a show that has GREAT potential. This one has a great book and score. Just needs some tweaking to be great.

Don't see it if You don’t like works in progress or shows with children.

Also This show reminded me a little of Matilda. If you liked that you might... Read more Read less

80
Creative, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy watching talented kids singing, dancing, acting.

Don't see it if You only appreciate Broadway-quality musicals or don't want to see a show about bullying.

Also My friend and I both enjoyed this show. My only disappointment was tha... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if If you want an energetic, youthful treatment of a serious theme which does not pull you into the depths.

Don't see it if If you want Broadway polish or a more heavy handed treatment of the theme of bullying.

Also Hard to say why I was charmed by this show. It was not entirely polish... Read more Read less

70
Well staged, Some good songs, Talented child actors, Ridiculous plot, Mean-spirited for 90%

See it if you enjoy cute kids (w/Eng accents) performing. Some gd voices/strong actors. Choreography is adequate. Projections create set.

Don't see it if you can't watch (relentless) cruelty. Bullying for a crazy reason; resolution unconvincing. Weak plot. One POC out of 10. Child-friendly??

Also This Fringe show is surprisingly polished, given the age of the perfor... Read more Read less


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