Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta
in association with Sydney World Pride present
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Dino Dimitriadis and Zindzi Okenyo
Written by Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) this Tony-nominated play – threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns – is the story of a young gay black man and his battle between identity and community. Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents the Australian Premiere of this gripping story at Riverside Theatres from February 2023.
Determined to make his mark, Pharus Young is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in the 50 year history of Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. In a world built on dusty rites and rituals, how can he maintain his shine while trying to conform to masculine expectations and gain the respect of the choristers he leads?
For tour information please contact
Dan Cottier / Associate Producer firstname.lastname@example.org
★★★★★ “Choir Boy delivers in every single way.” – Time Out
★★★★½ “[Darron] Hayes is a force to be reckoned with” – Theatre Thoughts
★★★★ “Hayes is a livewire Pharus: funny and sassy” – Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ “It’s a privilege to see an international and local cast of this calibre come together. All deliver nuanced performances“. – Limelight
★★★★ “Hayes finds that aware self-discipline in a stunning performance that reaches into the hearts of the audience” – Stage Whispers
★★★★ “A poignant work of theatre “- Suzy Go See
“a heart wrenching gut punch of a powerhouse work of masterful theatre – so carefully crafted and performed with such passion, it is not hard to see why audiences are flocking to see this production.” – Arts Review
★★★★ “Darron Hayes, is an effervescent, superbly engaging lead. He’s complemented by brilliant supporting players” – Arts Hub