performance & dance
performance & theatre

BOYS by The PappyShow

A joyful, electric, occasionally raw but always tender dance performance that uncovers the many facets of maleness.

Celebrating male tenderness, silliness, vulnerability and community with a cast of young men, BOYS gives us a window to share their experiences, hopes, families and globe-spanning heritage.

In their stories, brought alive by impressive physical performance, see reflections of your brothers, friends, parents and lovers.

Unscripted, and with each story told afresh in every performance, BOYS hopes to unravel preconceptions and uncover the endless possibilities that can make up a man.

Formed in 2013 by director Kane Husbands, The PappyShow is a playful, visual and physical theatre ensemble.

Its current touring repertoire features three dynamic pieces: BOYS, GIRLS and CARE.

BOYS was the winner of the Origins Outstanding Work Award at London’s VAULT Festival.

Part of London International Mime Festival 2020.

A fun, cheeky, timely, physical, theatrical exploration of manhood performed by a talented cast of young men of colour.
essential viewing for every boy coming towards manhood
Theatre Weekly
Tender, strong, funny, vulnerable, charming and so much more
Broadway World

Dates & times

20 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020
Approximate run time: 65 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 10+

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Event information
There will be a post-show discussion on Monday 20 January 2020.

Access information
The performance on Tuesday 21 January 2020 will be British Sign Language interpreted.