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Dramatis Personae To Perform “Fanboy” At Magazine Theatre

Dramatis Personae will be performing at the Magazine Studio Theatre later on  this month with a production of “Fanboy” by Joe Sellman-Leava.

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Described as a love-hate letter to  pop culture and nostalgia, the play was a huge hit at the Edinburgh and Vault Festivals and tells the  story of a self-confessed nerd trying to come to terms with his childhood. Making its way through  the various Star Wars trilogies via numerous tributes to modern fandom, the story particularly  explores male isolation in a world troubled by global warming, online partisanship, and the rise of  right-wing populism.  

This is Dramatis Personae’s first performance since their four-star production of The Blue Whale at  The Space in London last February. The play stars Julian Felice as the troubled central character  Joe, with his son William playing a younger version of himself. Chris Ablitt plays best friend  Wayne, and Natalie Bonavia plays love interest Gaia. Stage veterans Minister John Cortes and John  Charles Guy round off the cast as Joe’s father and uncle respectively.  

With its popular culture references and recent history as a backdrop, the play will be of interest to  many in its exploration of the delicate male psyche amid a familiar setting. It runs from the 30th  November to the 2nd December, with performances starting at 8pm. Tickets are available from buytickets.gi