Monday 03 June - 7.30pm

Shoddy Theatre presents

The Olive Boy


You’re 15 years old, struggling through school and coming to terms with the early stages of adolescence. Things are tricky when you’re a teenager. You get dealt yet another devastating blow. But this time, it’s worse. Your mum’s passed away suddenly, and you’ve now got to move in with your, until that point, absent father.

Now what?

In a hopeless attempt to stay sane, you decide to pursue a girlfriend but, shock, that doesn’t go to plan either. Surrounded by a great deal of olives, come on the journey of grief and hope through early adulthood.

Based on Ollie Maddigan’s real life story, “The Olive Boy" is a crude but compelling comedy written and performed by Ollie Maddigan himself. Initially introduced at the Hope Theatre in 2021, the show quickly gained attention during its three-night run as part of the Camden Fringe and then in 2022 as part of its month-long sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe.

Renowned for its gripping narrative and Ollie’s remarkable onstage presence, “The Olive Boy” has received praise from both theatre-goers and critics.

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Tickets: Standard £12, Concession £10, Student aged 13+ £8

Running time: 75 minutes

Recommended: 15+ without parental guidance
Suitable for 13+ with parental guidance due to the nature of the piece and some of the references and themes within it.

The production features flashing lights, sexual references and language viewers may find offensive.