Dante or Die: CALIPER BOY


A violin brushes past you. A guitar strums against your back. A trumpet sounds above your head. A loop machine distorts what you’ve just heard then plays it back to you... Performers twist and tumble through Caliper Boy’s whirlwind, life-long search for the answer to the question ‘Why aren’t I like the other children mother?’.

Created through devising in a variety of disused buildings, Caliper Boy is an immersive and visceral theatrical experience; alive with the tension of a fraught urban landscape.

Performed at Dublin Fringe Festival (nominated for Spirit of the Fringe Award), People Show Studios, Camden People’s Theatre, and Latitude Festival

See the Press page for further press reaction to Side effects and the Locations page for a map of performance locations.

  • Created by: Daphna Attias, Terry O’Donovan, Anthea Neagle & Clare Parke-Davies
  • Directed by: Daphna Attias
  • Writing by: Anthea Neagle
  • Design by: Michelle Reader
  • Original Music by: Yaniv Fridel & Left With Pictures
  • Performed by: Terry O’Donovan, Yaniv Fridel, Stuart Barter, Toby Knowles/Tom The Fox, Pia Nordin/Sarah Sproull
  • Devloped with the support of: Camden People’s Theatre.
  • Funded by: by Arts Council England & Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

“exquisite...compelling…” The Irish Times

“gripping…inspired passages…” Time Out London