Old Boy


 Love runs through every aspect of Old Boy like lettering in a stick of rock. Utterly life-affirming stuff.

4 Stars – The Herald on OLD BOY

Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you remember when you bought a big plane from town and showed me how to build it? Do you realise what a big impact you have had on who I am?

OLD BOY is a brand new show about the unique bond between grandfathers and grandsons.

It features the real relationships of men and boys of various ages from Glasgow in an attempt to explore the love that is shared between men in families and the legacy passed down through generations in Scotland.

It was first performed at Platform, The Bridge in Easterhouse as part of the Luminate Festival in October 2017.   

 OK I loved it. The framework was right, the theatricality was right, the packaging was on point and it made me smile. The weather was shiny on the way home and it was after dark; good theatre does that to you. What’s next I wonder?

-Fringe Review on Old Boy                                                                               

PRODUCTION SHOTS by Brian Hartley:

Devised and Performed by:
Sam Murray and Peter Hennessey                                                                                                                                      Kai Johnstone and Les Johnstone                                                                                                                                       Eoin McKenzie and Eoin McIntyre

Also Devised by Joyce Hennessey                                                                                                                                                Devised and Directed by Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore                                                      Devised and Designed by Rachel O’Neill                                                                                                       Lighting Design by Kate Bonney                                                                                      Produced by Stephanie Hunter                                                                                               Production Management by Babette Wickham – Riddick                                                               Sound Design by Harry Wilson                                                                                                  BSL Interpretion by Robert McCourt                                                                                                  Associate Artist: Sinead Hargan

Supported by Richard Addison







Footage from original work in progress of Old Boy in 2015:


Production Shots of work in progress in October 2015:

Photo Credit: Harry Wilson