About Boy Out The City

Lyric Theatre, London
Booking to 30 September 2023
No longer booking

The smash-hit new show Boy Out The City starring Declan Bennett.

West End star Declan Bennett (EastEnders, Taboo, Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar) writes and stars in this electric, funny and raw autobiographical show.

Declan takes us on a journey into the messy and turbulent world of toxic masculinity, homophobia and men’s mental health; confronting his Catholic school days in Coventry, discovering the Gay scene in 90’s Soho and surviving the harsh bright lights of New York City.

From the lonely aisles of Hobbycraft to the bright lights of New York city, this is the story of a man in desperate search of identity when confronted with sudden unexpected solitude, and forced to fight the demons of his past and come face to face with the Boy Out of The City.

The show is written and performed by Declan Bennett, and co-created and directed by Nancy Sullivan.

Boy Out The City returns to London following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023.

Boy Out The City is playing at the Lyric Theatre in London from 27 to 30 September 2023.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 30 September 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
1 hour (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Wednesday, Friday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Who is in the cast of Boy Out The City?

Starring Declan Bennett

Who are the creative team of Boy Out The City?

Written and performed by Declan Bennett, co-created and directed by Nancy Sullivan, presented by Lauren Reed Productions in association with Paul Taylor-Mills. 

Sound Design by Max Pappenheim, Lighting Design by Robbie Butler.


★★★★★ "Bennett is an outstanding actor and a master of words" - London Theatre Review
★★★★ "Exquisitely observed, finely written, flawlessly performed" - Reviews Hub

Important Notes

Content warning:

Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing

Venue Information

Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159

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