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Skellig found at Shaw theatre

Published 7 July 2008

A new production of Skellig, the award-winning children’s book by David Almond, will run at London’s Shaw theatre from 4 to 14 November.

Skellig, which won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, tells the story of 10-year-old Michael, who had been looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill and his parents are frantic. Then Michael wanders into the crumbling garage and sees something lying beneath the spiderwebs and flies – is it a man or an animal? Michael confides in his new friend Mina and together they carry the creature Skellig into the light, changing their world forever.

The stage adaptation premiered at the Young Vic over the 2003/04 Christmas season in a production directed by Trevor Nunn. This new production is created by Birmingham Stage Company, which is known for its adaptations of Roald Dahl stories, including Danny The Champion Of The World, which played in London last year.

The show comes to the Shaw following a run in Birmingham. It is suitable for theatregoers aged seven and over.



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