The Crowstarver (2006)
Based on the book by Dick King-Smith
One moonlit night on Outoverdown Farm, a baby is discovered with a note pinned to its shawl – "PLEASE SAVE THIS LAMB".
As Spider Sparrow grows up, everyone can see he’s not like other children. The mystery of his birth is only one thing that marks him out as special. He has an amazing way with animals - foxes, otters, horses. When Spider gets a job as a crowstarver, he’s even fond of the crows he must scare away from the newly sown wheat. But life can be tough for Spider, and danger is always a hair’s breadth away…
The Crowstarver was a co-production with The Lowry & Northcott Theatre