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Skellig (2017)

"We Are Extraordinary"

May 6th to 13th 2017

Written by David Almond

Directed by Nicol Cortese

"We Are Extraordinary"

Adapted from the award winning novel by David Almond this is a play that will appeal to audiences of all ages: this modern children's classic holds a special fascination for young and old alike in a plot that combines a movingly realistic portrayal of family life with elements of the supernatural.


When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, whilst exploring the battered old garage, Michael discovers a 'strange creature' who needs his help to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and through this magical encounter Michael's world changes forever.


We would recommend that this production is suitable for children of age 10 and above, or younger at the parents' discretion.