Film & TV – 20.11.2023
The Boy Who Sailed The Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson Nominated for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards
Following its August run at Curve Theatre in Leicester, The Boy Who Sailed The Ocean in an Armchair has received 12 nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards.
Written and composed by Jordan Li-Smith, the musical is based on the extraordinary tale written by Lara Williamson. The musical marks Jordan Li-Smith’s debut as a writer and composer, and was the winner of The National Youth Music Theatre 2022 New Writing Competition.
Among the impressive twelve nominations include: Best New Production of a Musical, Best Direction of a New Production of a Musical, and Best Leading Performer in a New Production of a Musical. Check out the full list of nominations and cast your vote on BroadwayWorld.
The Boy who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair tells the story of Becket, whose life is turned upside down when he, his brother and his Dad are running away from home in the middle of the night, leaving behind their almost-mum Pearl without saying goodbye. Whilst coming to terms with the fact that his real mum died before he had a chance to say goodbye to her too, he arms himself with an armchair of stories and one thousand paper cranes, determined to bring his family back together again.
We are so proud of Lara and the entire Team Armchair!
Photographs by Robert Day.