Joe has always been a nerd. In his teens, he hid it. In his twenties, he owned it. Now in his thirties, Joe’s started to sense something: a great disturbance in the fandom… Alone, sorting through his old things, Joe finds an old video tape, in an old VCR, long forgotten. He presses play – and something amazing starts to happen…
In this love-hate letter to pop culture and nostalgia, Joe Sellman-Leava (Fringe First, Labels) explores our relationship to our past and future selves, and asks why his generation is so obsessed with its childhood.
Combining epic storytelling, razor-sharp impressions and a dose of theatrical magic, Fanboy comes to VAULT Festival following critically acclaimed performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre.
‘COMPLEX AND VERY MOVING.’
‘WE’VE SEEN MANY ‘GEEK INSPIRED’ STAGE SHOWS, BUT THIS IS THE FINEST WE’VE SEEN.
★★★★★ Starburst Magazine
Press & Reviews
The Scotsman ★★★★ "Complex and very moving"
Starburst Magazine ★★★★★ "We've seen many geek-inspired shows, but this is the finest we've seen"
Three Weeks ★★★★★ "A must-see piece"
Darkchat ★★★★★ "Unmissable"
Broadway Baby ★★★★★ "A fascinating piece that is full of surprises"
The Wee Review ★★★★★ "Loving celebration of nerd culture belies a vital lesson for us all"
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Performer/Producer: JOE SELLMAN-LEAVA
Director: YAZ AL-SHAATER
Technical Designer: DYLAN HOWELLS
Dramaturg: LAUREN MOONEY
Assistant Director: HETTY HODGSON
Video and Sound Designer: YAZ AL-SHAATER
Outside Eyes: EMMA LOUISE-HOWELL; JAMES ROWLAND; CALLUM ELLIOTT ARCHER
Design Consultant: CHARLOTTE ANDERSON
Production Image: BEN BORLEY
Graphic Design: JASON HOWELLS