The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

Full-Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2w, 2m

Tom Baker, Clem Garritty, Natasha Hodgson, Zoe Roberts, Oliver Jones, David Cumming

13-year-old Robert Caligari is a nasty piece of work. But today is the day he gets his comeuppance. Today is the day he’s going to die.

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 2m
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature)



13-year-old Robert Caligari is a nasty piece of work. But today is the day he gets his comeuppance. Today is the day he’s going to die.

When Robert kicks his sister’s beloved piggy bank Trevor out of the window, he sets in motion a chain of events that results in the unexpected demise of a local fishmonger. Having developed a taste for blood and sick to death of sneering imbecilic adults, Robert sets about becoming the real murderer he has always dreamed of being, all the while egged on by the newly-talking Trevor. Meanwhile, in the mind-numbingly boring offices of local paper The Kent Clarion, work experience student Philip Bottering wishes for something, anything, to report on - preferably a juicy disaster.

Based on the book by Doctor Who’s Tom Baker, this madly-hilarious, frenetic scream of a show, which includes shark-mauling beach-goers, burning vicars and even waltzing rats, is a multi-roling masterpiece that tells the gloriously grisly tale of one scoundrel’s attempt at infamy.


“Inventive, clever, gruesome and hilarious, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a twisted triumph.” – WhatsOnStage

“A mesmerising stage show.” – Time Out


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Adapting The Boy Who Kicked Pigs:
A Q&A with Kill The Beast

"Very funny" - Londonist

"These individual scenarios are beautifully built with distinctive, fully-realised comic characters and a style that carries right through flawlessly from the construction..." - British Theatre Guide

"Full of wit and horror" - A Younger Theatre

"Deliciously twisted, loaded with gags and populated with the kind of creatures Tim Burton created in his prime, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is an inventive and irresistibly enjoyable subversion of morality tales." - The Skinny

"The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a wonderful achievement." - Cultbox

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Tom Baker

After God service, National Service and a spell in the Merchant Navy, Tom Baker became an actor. Widely experienced in film, theatre and television, he is most well known, in seventy-four countries, for his portrayal of Doctor Who. Tom Baker's well loved novel THE BOY WHO KIC ...

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Clem Garritty

Clem Garritty

Natasha Hodgson

Natasha Hodgson

Zoe Roberts

Zoe Roberts

Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones

David Cumming

David Cumming


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