Hickson excels at writing monologues and there are some potent stand-alone speeches here... This compelling new play is no less ambitious than her earlier work but it is bigger in scale and more determined than ever to explore what it is to be young in the world today. --The Stage
Something like a contemporary version of The Young Ones on riot alert, Ella Hickson's fierce and funny Boys is the strongest indication yet of her emergent talent... The actors have long lyrical speeches and there are great shifting sands of mood and atmosphere on the stage...a brilliant ensemble piece. --Whatsonstage.com
A rising star of British theatre ... she has a gorgeous way with words and a head full of bewitching ideas. Hickson remains a red-hot one to watch. --Independent
About the Author
Ella Hickson is a playwright who has received widespread critical acclaim for her first three plays. Eight debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it received a Fringe First award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award. She has also written Precious Little Talent And Hot Mess, both of which were highly commended by critics and audience alike. In addition, Hickson was an Emerging Playwright on attachment to the Traverse theatre, as well as the 2011 Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Lyric Hammersmith. All of her previous plays are published by NHB.