Faustus: That Damned Woman

22nd Jan 2020 - 4th Apr 2020

Book Tickets


16th Oct 2021 - 6th Nov 2021

Book Tickets


A young man stands looking out of the open window of a high-rise flat.

By Ella Hickson. Directed by Robert Icke.

A Headlong, HighTide Festival Theatre and The Nuffield, Southampton production.

A world premiere by Ella Hickson

The Class of 2011 are about to graduate, and Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam are due out of their flat; five bedrooms, five chairs, four boys - and one hell of a party. Stepping into a world that doesn't want them, these boys start to wonder whether there's any point in getting any older. How will they find the fight to make it as adults?

Tonight marks the end of an era. It's hot. And there'll be girls. Predict a riot.

Following its premiere at HighTide Festival Theatre and performances at The Nuffield, Southampton, Headlong are thrilled to present Ella Hickson’s startling new play, Boys, at Soho Theatre for its London debut. Evening Standard Award nominee, Ella Hickson is one of the UK’s most promising new writers. Her previous credits include Eight, Precious Little Talent and Gift, which featured in Headlong's Decade. Boys is directed by Robert Icke, following his ‘extraordinary’ (Observer) production of Headlong's Romeo and Juliet.

A Headlong, HighTide Festival Theatre and The Nuffield, Southampton production.

With thanks to Ingenious Media and Peter Wilson.

  • What would you do if the look in some old guy's face told you that being young was as good as it ever gets?
  • ★★★★ Powerfully captures the mood of a generation The Independent
  • ★★★★ Fearless emotional immediacy and tight comic timing Time Out
  • ★★★★ Savage and beautifully detailed... a work of colourful chaos What's On Stage
  • ★★★★ Hickson nimbly picks out the conflicting feelings and explores the impact on the current generation of a chilly economic climate Financial Times