The Boy, George

Patrick Livesey and Holden Street Theatres present

In this production picture, a young man, George, is the focal point in a matching pink pyjama set including lush gown, socks and slippers embroidered with golden ‘G’s’. He is sitting on a red Victorian-style setee, with an elaborate Persian rug underfoot,


"★★★★★ - Livesey has created a whole world in a bedroom of plausible intrigue comingled with real issues and sharp observation, all delivered by his charismatic man-child deluded dilettante. True git! Bravo!" - The Barefoot Review

"★★★★★ - A brilliant, witty and clever performance that has the audience totally delighted and engaged." - 5MBS

"★★★★ 1/2 - He’ll make you laugh, but better still, he’ll make you ponder whether fame is a substitute for leadership." - The Advertiser

"★★★★ - Clever, camp, captivating and a little controversial" - The Upside News

The Queen has died. The People have spoken. The Monarchy must end - and Prince George is SO not about it. He's 14, insta-famous and would literally rather die than leave the Palace. But a storm is brewing. Political unrest. A boy left alone for the very first time. Plots must be laid and this pampered-up pup isn't planning on going quietly.

The Boy, George is a queer unraveling. A tanty of Shakespearean proportions. A meltdown fit for a would-be King.

After a sell-out season at Melbourne Fringe, a nomination for Best Performance for Patrick Livesey, and winner of the NZ Tour Ready Award, Prince George is back to wreak havoc on all who dare threaten his reign.

Praise for The Boy, George

"Livesey has excellent stage presence" - Weekend Notes Melbourne

"Patrick Livesey's portrayal is marvellous...brilliantly fast paced witty romp, high recommended" - Australian Arts Review

"Livesey does a remarkable job in bringing this fictitious story of a living person to the stage" - My Melbourne Arts

★★★★ - The West Australian

Cast Bio - Patrick Livesey

Patrick Livesey is an actor, writer and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Company '17. Having grown up in Adelaide he has performed several shows for Adelaide Fringe inc 'The Breakfast Club' (2013) and 'Can't Be Tamed' (2017). During his actor training he played Yasha in The Cherry Orchard (dir. Melanie Beddie), Sid in Samson (dir. Trent Baker) and The Priest in Mother Courage and Her Children (dir. Chris Kohn). Since graduating Patrick has played the lead in short films No Time Within (dir. Liubov Korpusova) and High School Lovers (dir. Cielo Croci) and performed in AntigoneX (dir. Zachary Dunbar and Katy Maudlin) at Theatreworks. In 2028 Patrick wrote, produced and performed his first solo work, The Boy, George, as a part of Melbourne Fringe.

For more news about Patrick, follow him on Facebook.

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A high angled portrait of a surly faced young man against a white background. His golden and bejewelled crown sits casually on top of his long blonde hair, and beneath his furrowed brows his piercing eyes scowl out. He is wearing a black knit sweater and

The Boy, George

Genre: Theatre

Origin: VIC

Rating: PG

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2019

Dates: 5 Mar - 17 Mar
(excl. 8 Mar)


5-10 Mar: 7:30pm
12 - 17 Mar: 9pm
9-10 Mar; 17 Mar: 12pm
16 Mar: 4:30pm


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $22.00
Group: $20.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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