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

Pig Heart Boy

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

Wed 7 – Sat 10 May 2025

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.

‘A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family'

The Guardian


The Telegraph

‘A tale of courage stretched to the limit’

Times Educational Supplement