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Boys from the Blackstuff Tickets

2 hr 30 min with interval
Until 3 August 2024
Suitable for 10+

Why watch Boys from the Blackstuff Tickets?

  • Walk down memory lane with this critically acclaimed play about working-class struggles in a recession-hit Britain in the 80s.
  • Two-time Wales Theatre Awardee for Best Director, Kate Wasserberg, directs this adaptation of Alan Bleasdale's beloved BBC TV show of the same name.
  • With what the Guardian dubbed "powerful portrayals of working-class pride," laughter, tears, and Thatcher-era politics collide as friends fight to survive.
  • Did you know original TV show cast member, Andrew Schofield plays a different role on the stage? Book tickets for Boys from the Blackstuff to spot him!

Calling all fans of gritty social dramas and award-winning theatre! Originally a BBC TV series that the British Film Institute ranked 7th in the list of best TV programs from the 20th century, the play brings the raw energy and social commentary of the original to the stage. Adapted by James Graham (Sherwood), this production isn't just a nostalgia trip. The cast includes George Caple (Doctor Who) as Snowy, Dominic Carter (Coronation Street) as Molloy, Helen Carter (The Flint Street Nativity) as Miss Sutcliffe, Aron Julius (Death on the Nile) as Loggo, and more. Brace yourself for a moving story about a group of friends fighting for work, dignity, and the bonds of friendship.


Boys from the Blackstuff throws you into the lives of Chrissie, Loggo, Yosser, and their mates – all working-class men facing a brutal struggle to make ends meet. With a wave of factory closures and dwindling opportunities, that was hard in the 1980s Liverpool. But these guys are survivors. Through laughter, tears, and the unyielding grit of working-class spirit, they navigate a world stacked against them. Will they find work? Will their friendships weather the storm? This poignant play explores the human capacity for resilience in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Show timings

  • Show timings for Boys from the Blackstuff may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
  • BSL performance will take place on Saturday, 20th July 2024 at 7:30pm.
  • Captioned performance will take place on Wednesday, 31st July 2024, at 7:30pm.

Cast & crew

  • Leading roles: George Caple, Dominic Carter, Helen Carter, Aron Julius, Nathan McMullen, Lauren O’Neil, Jamie Peacock, Barry Sloane, Philip Whitchurch and Mark Womack
  • Director: Kate Wasserberg
  • Book: James Graham
  • Writer: Alan Bleasdale

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • This show is suitable for children aged 10 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing the tickets.

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Garrick Theatre opened its doors in 1889. From the long-running comedy No Sex Please, We're British to the award-winning revival of An Inspector Calls, the Garrick has staged a wide range of shows. What makes it truly special, though, is its intimate atmosphere. With a capacity just shy of 800, the Garrick guarantees a close-up experience, ensuring you won't miss a beat of the drama (or a twinkle in the actor's eye) unfolding onstage. Previous productions that played at the theatre include No Sex Please, We’re British, and Great Great Expectation.

Seating Capacity: 732

The Garrick Theatre seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting there

Address: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH, UK

Tube: The Garrick Theatre is a 2-minute walk from Leicester Square (Northern Line, Piccadilly Line) station.

Bus: The bus routes that pass through the theatre are 3,6,9,11, 12, 23, 24, 87,88, 91, 139, and 453 (Trafalgar Square, 10-minute walk), and 24, 29, and 176 (Charring Cross Road, 5-minute walk).

Train: Charing Cross is the nearest train station to the Garrick Theatre, just a 5-minute walk away.

Facilities & accessibility

Available facilities: Restrooms, cloakroom, bar

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessibility, assistive listening system, accessible toilets, guide dogs allowed

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Garrick Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Tickets redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your Death of England: Delroy tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

What the critics think

James Graham’s funny and violent TV adaptation belies a sensitive study of male mental health, as right-wing economics hits a group of road layers’ lives


Mark Fisher, The Guardian

Ratings & reviews

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Frequently asked questions about Boys from the Blackstuff Tickets

How much do tickets for Boys from the Blackstuff cost?

The cost of the tickets starts from £24 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Boys from the Blackstuff?

The musical opens on 13th June 2024 at Garrick Theatre.

What age is Boys from the Blackstuff appropriate for?

The show is recommended for children aged 10 and above.

Where is Boys from the Blackstuff playing in London?

The musical is playing at the Garrick Theatre in London.

What is Boys from the Blackstuff about?

Set in Thatcher-era Liverpool with high unemployment, the play follows a group of working-class men struggling to find work and maintain their friendships as they fight for a better future.

How long does Boys from the Blackstuff run for?

The running time of the show is 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.

Who are the main stars of Boys from the Blackstuff?

The main stars of the play are Barry Sloane, Dominic Carter, George Caple, and Helen Carter.