The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Author(s): Angus Jackson
An adaptation of John Boyne's best-selling novel. Set during World War II, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno. The eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, Bruno has a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy, Shmuel, on the other side of the camp fence. To Bruno, Shmuel is just a friend, but the friendship between the two boys leads to a devastating conclusion.
Format: Full-length drama

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Chichester Festival Theatre, U.K., March 2015.
Original Source Material: Based on the novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
Nationality of Author: English
Original Language: English
Experience(s) Chronicled: Concentration and Extermination Camps

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