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A poster for ‘The Shy Manifesto’ with an image of a boy in a school uniform looking dishevelled and worried. Text reads: Written by Michael Ross, Directed by Cat Robey, Starring Theo Ancient (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).


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.



Writer - Michael Ross

Director - Cat Robey

Set and Costume - Charlotte Henery

Production Manager - Anthony Hollis

Producer - Joe C. Brown Limited and Anthony Hollis Productions Limited

Starring Theo Ancient as Callum

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