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Pig Heart Boy

23 Apr - 26 Apr

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Pig Heart Boy

23 Apr - 26 Apr 2025


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Is it better to have a pig’s heart that works … than a human heart that doesn’t?

Cameron is thirteen, and all he wants is to be normal – have friends, go to school, and dive to the bottom of his local swimming pool. But he desperately needs a heart transplant and time is running out. When he’s finally offered a new heart, Cameron must choose how far he’ll go to get his life back.

From the multi award-winning writer Malorie Blackman OBE, author of Noughts and Crosses, this brilliant novel is brought to life in a brand-new adaptation by Winsome Pinnock, and is directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu in a Unicorn co-production with Sheffield Theatres and Children’s Theatre Partnership.

Pig Heart Boy was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and adapted by the BBC into a Bafta award-winning TV series.

Based on the novel by Malorie Blackman
Adapted by Winsome Pinnock
Directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

A Children’s Theatre Partnership, Unicorn Theatre and Sheffield Theatres Production


Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £29.50

Running time: Approx 1 hour 50 minutes incl 20 minute interval

Friends – 5% off
Ambassadors, Supporters, Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% off
Friends – half price first night drama
Corporate – £2 off
O60s – £3 off bands A – B week day 1pm showings
Family Offer – Buy three get one free – Sat 26 Apr 1pm and 6pm and any evening performance
Schools – £17  – band A-D – any weekday performance and 1 TA free with every 10 tickets
Groups – 20+  10% off, 40+ 20% off, 80+ 25% off on Wed – Thu performances

£10 seats for this show are available for members of My Theatre



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Prelude Restaurant

Why not visit our restaurant…

Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!


Norwich Theatre Royal - Auditorium | 2020


“A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue.”

“An engrossing story”
Daily Telegraph

“A sensitive and informative story that provides a vivid insight into transgenics and xenotransplantations and still manages to squeeze in the inevitable guinea-pig and piggy in the middle jokes”


Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

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