Gritty drama is a tale of young finding way

Hexham-based theatre company, Théâtre Sans Frontières, is currently touring its production Heaven Eyes to UK venues.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 11:14 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:51 am
Grampa and Mouse in Heaven Eyes

And it will be coming to Alnwick Playhouse next Friday.

Adapted for the stage by internationally acclaimed children’s author David Almond (Skellig, A Song for Ella Grey), Heaven Eyes is a poetic and gritty story about young people trying to find their way in the world.

After running away from their care home, three youngsters, Erin, January and Mouse sail downriver on a makeshift raft. Washed up on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl, Heaven Eyes, and a man she calls Grampa, who wields an axe and digs for treasures in the mud.

As Erin befriends Heaven Eyes and tensions begin to rise within the group, January’s suspicions about the old man grow. What is the secret he’s hiding?

Throughout the tour, TSF is inviting all nine to 14-year-olds, who have seen the show, to take part in a short story writing competition. Entitled The Journey, the story should be inspired by the stage production of Heaven Eyes and should be no more than 1,000 words long. The deadline for entries is Monday, April 24.

Showing on Friday, March 17, at 7pm, suitable for ages nine and over.

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