"Anything that captivates children so much and excites them about literature and drama is truly treasure" - Hexham Courant
Three youngsters run away from their children’s home and sail down the River Tyne on a makeshift raft. Stuck on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret only Grampa knows …. and he’s not telling.
Adapted for the stage by internationally acclaimed children’s author David Almond (Skellig), Heaven Eyes is a poetic but gritty story about young people trying to find their way in the world. Mysterious, heartbreaking and humorous in equal measure, this story will touch the depth of your soul.
Théâtre Sans Frontières brings its own inimitable style of storytelling to this spellbinding and other-worldly tale.
Théâtre Sans Frontières is running a short story writing competition for young people throughout the Heaven Eyes tour. The competition is open to all those aged 9-14 years old who have seen the show. Their short story, entitled The Journey, should be no longer than 1,000 words and the deadline for entries to TSF is 24 April. Entries will be judged by David Almond and TSF joint artistic director John Cobb. For inspiration and more information about the competition, including a video message from David Almond, click HERE.
"Heaven Eyes is a rich family tale that is perfect in particular for the 9-14 age group. The production is both engaging and entertaining. You leave with a smile on your face yet the story doesn’t trivialise the subject matter." - The North East Theatre Guide (read the full review HERE).
"Almond's eerie tale is an astonishing piece of writing" - The Guardian