Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging
About the Show
The stage adaptation of Eliza Clark's thriller novel exploring sexuality & gender roles in the 21st century.
Irina enjoys taking erotic photographs of average-looking men. She watches, moulds, and stalks these men, and she revels in the control that she has over them.
When the opportunity to exhibit her photos in a fashionable London gallery coincides with a new boy to obsess over, cracks begin to appear. How far can she push her new prey for the perfect shot, or has she already gone too far?
Based on the critically acclaimed debut novel by Eliza Clark and adapted by Gillian Greer, 'Boy Parts' is a psychological thriller that subverts the erotic gaze.
“Although it’s breathlessly compulsive, edge-of-your-seat stuff, I’m not sure, ultimately, what the point of ‘Boy Parts’ is...but this is unquestionably a striking piece of theatre, powerfully presented, with a sense of palpable discomfort that sticks to you long after the show is over, like that nightmare you can’t quite shake off. Approach with caution.”
“It’s eerie to say the least, thanks to a feast of stylish visuals from Hayley Egan’s haunting video design to Tom Foskett-Barnes’ hypnotic soundscape. It’s also thematically darker than anything else you’re likely to see in the West End this Halloween.”
“ ‘Boy Parts’ was a hugely successful novel and, in this case, a hugely successful play...Aimeé Kelly is sensational as the unreliable narrator Irina, and while fans of the book will not be disappointed by the piece, those new to the material will no doubt be delighted too.”
“Gill Greer’s script is to the point, in around 80 minutes there is enough space for the story to unfold without getting lost in trivialities. Under the precise direction of Sara Joyce, Aimée Kelly (Irina) manages to captivate us completely.”
“Despite its graphic subjects and its violent and often morose narrator, ‘Boy Parts’ balances the horror and humour of the female and non-male experiences with equal grace. With such a tactful and adroit adaptation, one can only hope this team comes together again in the future.”