Why the Whales Came (2001 & 2003)

Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.

"You keep away from the Birdman", warned Gracie's father. But Gracie and her friend Daniel discover that the Birdman isn't mad or dangerous like everyone says. It's the Birdman who warns them to stay away from Samson Island – he says it's cursed. So when Daniel and Gracie are stranded on Samson by fog they have to unravel the island's haunting secrets...

Why the Whales Came was commissioned with support from SAINSBURY'S CHECKOUT THEATRE and was a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth

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Apple John

by Daniel Jamieson

The life story of a man called John. And an apple tree.

The story of a man and an apple tree are told side by side. Full of the usual things that lives contain - blizzards, bicycles, rock’n’roll, train sets, heatwaves, love, blossom, accidents, hurricanes, fruit, babies and false teeth. A delightful story told without the need to utter a single word.

FOR 5-11 YEAR OLDS │ TOURING AUTUMN 2017

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The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon

By David Almond

Adapted by Daniel Jamison

A magical tale of big ideas and sky-high courage...

Odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street; Mabel’s brother hides under a brown paper bag and Clarence the poodle thinks he can fly. But Paul has the oddest idea of all. He thinks that the moon is a hole in the sky and he’s going to climb into it...

A fantastical story by David Almond, award-winning writer of Skellig and My Dad’s A Birdman.

For 6 – 12 year olds │ touring spring 2018

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