Synopses & Reviews
Set in the eighteenth century, Coram Boy is a tale of two cities and a tale of two boys: Toby, saved from an African slave ship, and Aaron, the illegitimate heir to a great estate. It’s also a tale of fathers and sons: slave-trader, Otis, and his son Meshak; and landowner Sir William Ashbrook and the son he disinherits.
The Royal National Theatre's 2005 Christmas show
About the Author
Jamila Gavin was born in India of an Indian father and English mother, but spent part of her childhood in Shepherd's Bush. She joined the BBC and started writing in 1979. Helen Edmundson's breakthrough came in 1992 with her award winning adaptation of "Anna Karenina" for Shared Experience, for whom she also adapted "The Mill on the Floss". Her adaptation of "War and Peace" was staged at the National Theatre in 1996.