Rose Kirkup


In 1981, Foreskin’s Lament exploded into the New Zealand theatre scene with its brutally honest portrayal of sport, politics and what it means to be a Kiwi man.

Fourty years later, The Court Youth Company ask what’s changed – and what the girls think in this radical adaptation from award-winning playwright Eleanor Bishop.

“Boys takes Foreskin’s Lament and slices the Kiwi classic into a postmodern maze of modern masculinity … what remains is as vital and urgent as the original, evoking anger and empathy in equal measures.” – Theatrescenes

“Ambitious, interesting and well-delivered, Boys examines several patriarchal jigsaw pieces.” – NZ Herald

Written by Eleanor Bishop / Adapted from Greg McGee‘s Foreskin’s Lament

Directed by Rose Kirkup