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The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

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Written and composed by Jordan Li-Smith
Based on the novel by Lara Williamson
Becket Rumsey is all at sea.

He and his brother Billy are awoken in the middle of the night by their Dad, told that he’s packed their bags and they are running away together, leaving everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket can’t comprehend what’s happening, especially as they didn’t even say goodbye to her - it’s all a total mystery.


Whilst coming to terms with the fact that his real mum died before he had a chance to say goodbye to her too, he arms himself with an armchair of stories and one thousand paper cranes, determined to bring his family back together again.

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair will be making its world premiere as part of the National Youth Music Theatre's 2023 season at Leicester Curve, 16-19 Aug 2023.

Book your tickets here
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