Director Mary Papadima
Designer Amy Yardley
Music Director Caitlin Lavanga
Lighting Designer Connor Sale

‘You’ve got to talk to them son. Listen to them. Look for a way in. You’re a handsome bloke – they’ll love you. Give me a year and I’ll teach you everything I know.’

Selling stilettoes in Romford Market is an art, a game and gladiatorial.  Master it and you’re loaded.  Mess it up, and it’s good night Vienna.  You have to learn the patter, the stock, and the wind-ups. Welcome to the loud and lairy world of Essex traders in the mid 80s. Market Boy is a vast, spectacular fable, part cautionary tale and part celebration of a vibrant community at a time when there was no such thing as society.


Thursday 21 November – 7pm (Mayor’s Charity Performance)

Friday 22 November – 2.30pm & 7pm

Saturday 23 November – 4pm


For industry tickets please email [email protected] 


Boy Max Hastings

Fly Pitcher, Mum Leah Jamieson

Mouse Finbar Varrall

Don Harry White

Snooks Alistair Ilsley

Trader Emile John

Girl Jess Kambitsis

Bailiff, Flower Woman, Woman with Huge Feet, Fly Pitcher, Colonel Blood Bobby Wilkinson

Gypsy, Fat Annie, Vespasian Clare Noy

Knicker Woman, Old Biddy, Mother, Fly Pitcher, Titus Molly Walker

Kate Arms Caitlin Lavagna

Daughter, Sticky Nicky Alana Chokarian

Jumper Woman, Spanish Girl Market Brass, Fly Pitcher Anna Elise LaFrance

Thatcher Emily Dermont

Bailiff, Market Sweep, Most Beautiful Woman in Romford Anna Bye

Steve Davis, Leather Man, Dad Dominic Michael Dozier

Transvestite, Leather Boy, New Boy Thomas Royal

Steve The Nutter (aka Nut Nut) Ryan Hopevere- Anderson

Fish Woman Rebecca Lyons

Painting Man, The Toby Daniel Briggs

Meat Man Henry Jennings

Jason, Romford Labour Candidate Dexter John-Davies


Music devised by: Ryan Hopevere-Anderson, Leah Jamieson, Dexter John-Davies, Caitlin Lavagna


Production Team


Production Manager Ólöf Bjarnadóttir

Technical Manager Liam Daly


Stage Management

Stage Manager Ruth Saunders

Deputy Stage Manager Charli Letchford-Swann

Assistant Stage Manager Yasmin Brook

Assistant Stage Manager Elliott Dowding

Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Amphlett

Technical Assistant Stage Manager Cian McNicholas

Technical Assistant Stage Manager Jordan Wilkes



Assistant Lighting Designer Timothy Jungblut

Production Electrician Joe Pilling

Lighting Programmer Pierce McFarlane



Costume Supervisor Jazmine Lockyer

Costume Maker Katie Flynn

Costume Maker Rebecca Harvey



Helen Collyer, Emily Jane Rankin, Margarida Duarte Bicho, Dani Friedman, Beth Paul-Rientoul