The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

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

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

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

Overview

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 beachgoers, burning vicars, and even waltzing rats, is a multi-roling masterpiece that tells the gloriously grisly tale of one scoundrel’s attempt at infamy.


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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Flexible cast size

Authors

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 is an award-winning writer, actor, comedian and singer. She is Co-Artistic Director of SpitLip and one part of the award-winning dark comedy troupe Kill the Beast. As well as her theatre work, Natasha created and starred in her own critically acclaimed BBC Sou ...

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Zoë Roberts

Zoë Roberts is Co-Artistic Director of both SpitLip and Kill the Beast comedy collective, and has been making stupid, award-winning stuff for over a decade. Her theatre credits include: co-writer of Operation Mincemeat (New Diorama Theatre, Southwark Playhouse & Riverside Stu ...

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Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones

David Cumming

David Cumming is Co-Artistic Director of SpitLip and comedy-horror troupe Kill the Beast – and a freelance theatre-maker/musician in his own right. He works as an actor, writer, director and composer, smashing comedy, drama and music together to create award-winning shows tha ...

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