Polstead Actor Returns to Ipswich in Wild Boy

4 October 2019

We're delighted to welcome back to Ipswich Lydia Bakelmun who you may remember from our 2018 summer hit Polstead. 

Lydia will be returning to the Sir John Mills Theatre with Eastern Angles' resident company in Peterborough Lamphouse Theatre in Wild Boy on Friday 1st November.

Lydia (right) in Polstead by Beth Flintoff, Directed by Hal Chambers. Photo Mike Kwasniak

Lydia Bakelmun

Wild Boy is the incredible, true, moving story of a feral child, found in the woods of Hanover, Germany in 1726. 

Unable to speak, or stand up straight, the Wild Boy was named Peter and taken to the court of King George I, where he lived as a pet.

The King quickly became bored of the child and soon Peter’s story was lost to legend, until a fire broke out in Norwich prison. During the evacuation one of the inmates was recognised as the Wild Boy.

The production tells Peter’s story with luscious live music, movement, puppetry and magic, and questions what it means to be human.

Lamphouse Theatre are based in Peterborough and tell epic stories in intimate settings. Find out more about the company here.

See Wild Boy at the Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich on Friday 1st November at 7.45pm. 

Tickets cost £12 full price and £8 for concessions.

Book tickets here.