Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai’s tale of ‘adulting’ and the Boomerang Generation, Boomerang, has been described by audiences as “funny”, “touching” and “fab”. Take a look at what they said then book tickets for the final performances!
Written and directed by Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai, Boomerang runs at the Islington venue until 19 May 2019.
Boomerang, which plays out in real time, explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, repression and exploration of sexuality, and the loss of a friendship. It analyses the ‘Boomerang Generation’, who are desperate for independence and competitively ambitious, but struggle to take on the responsibilities of growing up, and leaves you debating, reflecting on and scrutinising the intensities of what friendship really means.
Playwrights Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai met while studying drama at Bristol University. The first seeds of their work on Boomerang was seen at a scratch night at the Park Theatre in 2016. It has since grown to become the production staged at the King’s Head Theatre this month.
Megan Purvis, Alice Kerrigan, Nicola Wright and Daniel Higley star in the production.
Boomerang is produced by Paula McGann with production design by Shanti Gorton. It runs at King’s Head Theatre as part of a spring season that also includes Philip Osment‘s tale of forbidden love This Island’s Mine, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky‘s hit satire Brexit and the UK premiere of one-woman play Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady.
Boomerang runs at the King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1QN from 15 to 19 May 2019, which performances Wednesday to Saturday 9.15pm and Sunday 5.15pm. Tickets are priced £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
What’s being said on Twitter
Loved @boomerang_2019 amazing written play @KingsHeadThtr by Ivana Mazza Coates/Madeleine Shenai about the struggles of ‘adulting ‘ 🙂 – very funny,touching with great rhythm💃🏽 with great cast @Meganpurvis2 @_nkwright @alicekerrigan @daggley Runs until Sunday . pic.twitter.com/MiDlRn3dVD
— Natacha Horn (@NatachaHorn) May 16, 2019
Fantastic @Boomerang_2019 at the Kings Head Theatre- SO funny! Comedy writing and performing at its best!
— Caroline Heslop (@caroline_heslop) May 15, 2019
Loved @boomerang_2019 impressive debut @KingsHeadThtr by Ivana Mazza Coates/Madeleine Shenai about the struggles of ‘adulting ‘ 🙂 – very funny & touching .Fab cast @Meganpurvis2 @_nkwright @alicekerrigan @daggley Runs until Sunday . pic.twitter.com/KGBLQDEBDn
— Tanita Tikaram (@tanita_tikaram) May 16, 2019
— Becky Smith (@Bextar17) May 15, 2019
And on Bacon’s Beacon, Bethany Bacon said of the play “Boomerang effortlessly encapsulates what it means to be part of the ‘Boomerang Generation’ and I cackled with laughter as I saw my own formative years play out before my eyes.” Read the full review