In this school-set re-working of Cyrano de Bergerac, an awkward but imaginative pupil helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero pursue the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher.
At an English all-boys boarding school, the life of nerdy Amberson is turned upside down when the daughter of the new French teacher arrives. As he ends up playing matchmaker to the school's popular sporting hero in dire need of romantic assistance, he realises he's falling for the girl himself. A fresh and vibrant comedy, OLD BOYS is a modern twist on the timeless story of Cyrano de Bergerac.
“THIS CHARMINGLY ODDBALL ROM-COM EXISTS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ‘IF…’ AND ‘RUSHMORE’ IN THE CANON OF SCHOOLBOY ECCENTRICITY”
- Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
“MACDONALD WRINGS PLENTY OF FUN OUT OF HIS SETTING”
- Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times (UK)
“A LIKEABLE DEBUT FROM TOBY MACDONALD, OLD BOYS ADDS A NEW LICK TO OLD TROPES AND DELIVERS A MOSTLY QUIRKY APPEALING TAKE ON YOUNG LOVE AND THE NEED TO SPEAK IN YOUR OWN VOICE.”
- Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
6pm OLD BOYS