Divided by a barbed wire fence, Bruno doesn’t understand anything about where Shmuel lives, or who he is. To him, he’s just a new friend – a boy wearing a pair of striped pyjamas.
As this unlikely friendship blossoms against the backdrop of the unthinkable events of World War II, Bruno’s childlike curiosity leads this poignant story to a devastating conclusion.
The UK’s foremost narrative ballet company, Northern Ballet, present this heartbreaking story through dance for the very first time.
We advise parental/guardian guidance for this production, with themes more suitable for secondary school children onwards.
Running time 1 hour 50 minutes (approximately)
- Choreography, Direction and Scenario
- Gary Yershon
- Set and Costume Design
- Mark Bailey
- Lighting Design
- Dramatic Coach
- Author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
- John Boyne
- Based upon
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne by special arrangement with Miramax
Header image taken by Guy Farrow, production images taken by Emma Kauldhar.