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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The (stage version)

"Heart-breaking... A marvelous piece of theatre."

The Public Reviews

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Community Theatre
Bruno has a friend called Shmuel. Like Bruno, Shmuel is nine years old. Their birthdays are on the same day. But Shmuel lives on the other side of a fence, and he's always wearing striped pyjamas...

Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys. Angus Jackson's deeply affecting adaptation was produced by The Children's Touring Partnership and Chichester Festival Theatre on a UK tour in 2015.


"Heart-breaking... A marvelous piece of theatre."

 The Public Reviews

"Parents and teachers looking for a good way of introducing children to the horrors of the holocaust will find what they need in this adaptation of John Boyne's multimillion-selling novel."

 The Times

Premiere Production: Chichester Festival Theatre, 2015.
  • Casting: 6M, 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Room for Extras