Internationally-acclaimed children’s author David Almond (Skelling, Song for Ella Grey) has adapted his novel Heaven Eyes for the stage and, with a slew of enthusiastic reviews to its credit, you can see it for yourself at The People’s Theatre in Newcastle on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March.
Heaven Eyes is a gripping and lyrical story about young people finding their path in the world: described as mysterious, exciting and humorous in equal measure, it’s suitable everyone over the age of nine.
Performed by visiting company Théâtre Sans Frontières – who have their own inimitable style of storytelling including strong musical and video elements – the story focuses on three youngsters who run away from their children’s home and sail down the River Tyne on a raft. After running aground on the mudflats they meet a mysterious girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret that is only known by Grampa – but he isn’t telling.
Hailed as “an astonishing piece of writing” by The Guardian and recommended by the British Theatre Guide as one of the best family shows in the North-East in 2014, Heaven Eyes is a must-see this month.