Based on the award-winning novel by Sid Fleischman
Music & Lyrics by Drew Gasparini
Book & Lyrics by Alex Brightman
Two unlikely friends. One incredible adventure.
Horace is a mischievous and ignorant brat prince. Jemmy is a kind and generous boy from the streets hired to take Horace's physical punishments in his stead. When the prince and his whipping boy decide to break free of the stringent walls of the palace, a journey of epic proportions unfolds and both boys learn that they mustn't judge a person by the number of feathers in their pillowcase. Percolating with colorful and whimsical characters, including notorious road bandits, an enigmatic girl orphaned by a traveling circus, and her attack bear in a dress named Petunia, THE WHIPPING BOY lends a fresh take on growing up, new perspectives, and the true meaning of friendship.