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The Incredible Book Eating Boy


  • Playwright

    Conor Mitchell 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oliver Jeffers

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from the book of the same name. 

  • Synopsis

    Henry is the boy who loves books so much that he EATS them! It started with a nervous nibble of the corner of a page - now, the more he eats the cleverer he gets, until things start to go awry. 

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The cast of the original production also included 13 students from Belfast Metropolitan College.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Maestro Richard Mark
Dad/MC Alan Mehdizadeh
Henry Stuart Matthews
Teacher Mary Frances Loughran
Librarian Colette Lennon
Doctor Conor Mitchell
Production Team  
Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Director Conor Mitchell
Musical Director Conor Mitchell
Choreographer Muirne Bloomer
Sound Designer Garth McConaghie
Production Manager Marianne Crosslé
Stage Manager Rich Hoxley
Stage Manager Arthur Oliver-Brown
Lighting Designer Malcolm Smith
Set & Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Illusion Consultant Paul Gomac
Illusion Consultant Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Cahoots NI

  • Address

    Cathedral Quarter Managed Workspace, 109 – 113 Royal Avenue
    Belfast BT1 1FF
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 4349

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company's website and press cuttings.