The Boy Who Was Woody Allen was first performed to sell out audiences and critical acclaim for four nights in February 2013 at The Pleasance Theatre Islington, one of the most exciting Fringe theatres in London since it opened its doors in 1995. The Pleasance’s mission is to provide a platform for the talent of the future and has been the launch pad for some of the most memorable productions and most renowned practitioners of the past decade.
The star of the show at the Pleasance was James Phelps who started acting at 14 and showed his dedication to his craft by dying his hair ginger for 10 years, to play alongside his twin brother in the Harry Potter series as Fred Weasley. “Woody” marked his stage debut. No ginger hair this time-just a swift course in Yiddish and neuroses!