Sunflowers and Sheds 2010
Touring Autumn 2020
Scripted by Dot Wood & Gilly Baskeyfield
Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield & Dot Wood
With Frank’s family so far away, he passes the time on his beloved allotment. When the plot next door becomes empty, he really looks forward to meeting his new neighbour. Until she arrives that is!
Isabella is as lively as her cheeky chickens and soon disrupts Frank’s peaceful routine. She grows flowers, he grows vegetables. She loves to sing and chat and he loves nothing more than a quiet cup of tea. Things come to a head when Frank discovers Isabella in his shed, but he misunderstands the reason why.
Staged on lovingly recreated life-size allotments, this story about a lonely old man and a breezy Eastern European girl helps us discover that, with the breaking down of barriers, friendship can grow in the most unlikely conditions.
"Beautifully and confidently made" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"A living picture book" BBC Scotland
"Spellbinding tale of friendship and growth" The Stage
"Crammed with magical moments, truly captivating design, emotional territory so delicately and convincingly explored" The Herald
UK National Tour Summer 2012 including The Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival, Lakeside Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre.
UK National Tour Autumn/Winter 2010 including Christmas at Birmingham Rep.
Schools Pilot Tour Summer 2010
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