Laughing Boy
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Laughing Boy London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(2 Ratings)
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Members say
Profound, Important, Relevant, Moving, Emotional

About the Show

Stephen Unwin's new play based on a true story about a mother uncovering a scandal at the heart of her son's preventable death.

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51 Reviews | 3 Followers
70
Important, Emotional, Moving

See it if you are interested in learning more about the true story, including legal trials and investigations.

Don't see it if you dislike heavy topics. This is an incredibly emotional story.

205 Reviews | 39 Followers
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84
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you'd love to hear a story that needs to be told about a hidden true hard hitting tale of the hidden and unappreciated

Don't see it if you cry easily

Critic Reviews (8)

BroadwayWorld
May 1st, 2024

"Sara Ryan’s 'Laughing Boy' is a bittersweet docu-play about brutal neglect and apathy."
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The London Evening Standard
May 1st, 2024

"...an act of representation and testimonial, even if it’s a flawed piece of drama."
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The Stage (UK)
May 2nd, 2024

"...this moving, sentimental, often enraging story can feel sluggish and overstuffed"
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The Times (UK)
May 1st, 2024

"an urgent look at our broken care system"
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The Guardian (UK)
May 2nd, 2024

"If indifference can kill, the play insists on recognising and championing individuality"
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 1st, 2024

"...it reveals a moving story about love, laughter and the indomitability of one family’s fighting spirit."
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The Arts Desk
May 2nd, 2024

"Strong ensemble work highlights the plight of people with learning disabilities"
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All That Dazzles (UK)
May 1st, 2024

"It is not a perfect piece of drama...some sections are a bit clunky, a bit overwrought"
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