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Market Boy Tickets

London TheatreLondon

A new play by David Eldridge, director Rufus Norris

4 stars

Guardian, The Times, Independent, Mail on Sunday

A breathtaking journey through the decade that gave us the Rubik Cube, shell suits, and The Iron Lady.


The fast, funny, mouthy world of Essex market traders is spectacularly brought to life against a backdrop of Wham!, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Spandau Ballet and a host of other 80s classics.


‘Bold, brash and fabulous like an Essex Cinderella. It’s the most fun I’ve had at the theatre in ages.’ - The Times

‘Funny, extremely smutty and captures the time, the place and the atmosphere with thrilling theatricality.’ - Mail on Sunday

‘Big, bawdy and vulgar, with filthy language and even filthier jokes. An ensemble production of dazzling flair and comic vitality.’ - Daily Telegraph

David Eldridge and Rufus Norris most recently collaborated on the award-winning West End production of Festen.