Coram Boy is a children's novel by Jamila Gavin. Published in 2000, it won Gavin a Whitbread Children's Book Award.[1]

Stage adaptationEdit

The book was adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, with music by Adrian Sutton, and played for two runs on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre in 2005-2006 and 2006–2007,[2] also having a brief Broadway production in 2007.[3]

The play received a number of Tony Award,[4] Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award[5] nominations, and a Theatre World Award for Xanthe Elbrick in 2007.[6]Coram Boy was nominated for four Olivier Awards[7] in 2006: for Best New Play (Helen Edmundson), Best Director (Melly Still), Best Sound Design (Christopher Shutt), and Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Paul Ritter).

Coram Boy was re-staged in 2011 by Bristol Old Vic at Colston Hall, again directed by Melly Still, and featuring a cast, choir and orchestra from Bristol.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Whitbread Book Awards past winners complete list" (PDF). Costa Book Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
  2. ^ "Coram Boy". National Theatre. 24 February 2008. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2007.
  3. ^ Andrew Gans (27 May 2007). "Blue Boy: Coram Boy Closes on Broadway May 27". Playbill. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Coram Boy Awards". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on 26 May 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Outer Critics Circle Awards 2006-2007". Outer Critics Circle. Archived from the original on 17 September 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  6. ^ Ernio Hernandez (22 May 2007). "Fantasia Barrino and Bill Nighy Among Winners of Theatre World Awards". Playbill. Archived from the original on 24 May 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  7. ^ "Photos: The Full List of 2006 Olivier Awards". 26 February 2006. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2009.