The Grumpiest Boy in the World single work   musical theatre   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Grumpy 7 year-old Zachary, is fed up with feeling average and journeys into a surreal and entrancing world to discover what makes him special. A host of hilarious characters combine with international award winning writer Finegan Kruckemeyers trademark sharp dialogue in this unique twist on an adventure tale. Alternately hilarious and deeply moving, audiences both young and old will love joining the furious Zachary in his desperate quest to discover difference.'


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  • With music by Darren Clark.

Production Details

  • Developed in 2012 in the US as part of New York University (NYU) Plays for Young Audiences series.

    First produced by Paper Balloon Theatre Company, Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, on 27 September 2013.

    Subsequently included by Victorian Opera in their 2015 (2-4 October 2015), performed by 'aspiring young singers aged 13-25 from around Victoria', and supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation and Victorian Opera New Work Syndicate. (Source: Victorian Opera 2015 season listing.)

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2014 winner AWGIE Awards Children's Award Children's Theatre
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