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WILLIAM SUTCLIFFE was born in London in 1971. New Boy, published by Penguin Books in 1996, was his first novel. Since then he has written two more bestsellers - Are You Experienced? and The Love Hexagon.

RUSSELL LABEY was born in Jersey in 1967 and presented Spotlight for BBC South West and Collectors’ Lot for Channel 4 for many years. His work as a director includes Bugsy Malone (seen in the West End in 1998) and The Kissing Dance and The Dreaming (both by Charles Hart and Howard Googall). His adaptations for the stage include the musical of Whistle Down the Wind (based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall) and The Go-Between by L P Hartley.

New Boy - adapted from William Sutcliffe's novel by Russell Labey publisher Amber Lane Press
ISBN: 9781872868325
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William Sutcliffe
New Boy
adapted for the stage by Russell Labey

Barry has the face of an angel, the body of a god - and the name of a plasterer. When he arrives as the new boy at school everyone’s hormones start racing ... and it’s not just the girls who fancy him. New Boy premiered in Edinburgh in 2000 and ran for six weeks at the Pleasance Theatre, London the following year. It opened off Broadway in October 2002. (Cast 3m, 2f)

“Russell Labey’s play cleverly reworks William Sutcliffe’s enormously popular novel, and his stage adaptation makes a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”
~ Roger Foss, What’s On

“Smart, entertaining stuff ... somewhere between Adrian Mole and Holden Caulfield”
The Mail on Sunday

“Adolescent desire, burgeoning sexuality, loss of virginity and cross-generational sex, all deftly handled in a cracking script”
The Guardian

“Compelling, fast, funny, scintillating...”
5 Stars Critics’ Choice, The Scotsman

“...the play's ultimate message – that we shouldn't let sex and sexuality become such a big deal – is communicated more effectively than in most 'ishoo-based' pieces simply by being raised so unfussily.”
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times


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