The Shy Manifesto

17 year old Callum is proud to be shy and he thinks you should be too, because what this noisy, crazy world needs right now is a bit more self-restraint. The Shy Manifesto is a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama about a shy boy who is fed up of constantly being told to come out of his shell. Tonight he is to address an audience of radical shy comrades and incite the meek to finally rise up and inherit the earth. But memories of the previous night’s drunken escapades at a classmate’s end-of-term party keep intruding, and threaten to upend the fragile identity he has created for himself.



The Shy Manifesto is a solo piece that takes the experience of being shy as its central subject- something which has rarely been explored in drama, and yet which touches on many audience members lives.


World Premiere UK Tour

The Shy Manifesto website


Written by Micheal Ross


Directed by Cat Robey


Set and Costume by Charlotte Henery


Production Managed by Anthony Hollis


Produced by Joe C. Brown Limited and Anthony Hollis Productions Limited


Starring Theo Ancient as CALLUM


Tour Dates

29th – 30th January 2019 – Live Theatre Newcastle

31st January 2019 – The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

1st – 3rd February 2019 – Greenwich Theatre, London

5th February 2019 – The Old Court, Windsor

6th – 7th February 2019 – Harlow Playhouse

8th February 2019 – The Place, Bedford

9th February 2019 – The Hawth, Crawley

10th February 2019 – Exeter Phoenix

12th February 2019 – Trinity Gainsborough

13th February 2019 – The Met, Manchester

15th – 16th February 2019 – Alma Tavern and Theatre, Bristol

19th February 2019 – The Marlowe Canterbury

20th February 2019 – Portsmouth Guildhall

21st February 2019 – Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

22nd – 23rd February 2019 – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

25th – 26th February 2019 – Theatre Clywd, Flintshire

28th February 2019 – The Core Theatre, Solihull

2nd March 2019 – Arena Theare Wolverhampton

3rd March 2019 – Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

4th March 2019 – Harrogate Theatre