by Mike Kenny (UK – Based on an original idea from Gavin Stride)
Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones
Set and Costumes by Kelly Wolf
Lighting by Geoff Bouckley
Original Music by Mike Ross
For ages 4 and up, audience of 50 – 60 persons
Five year old Esme’s annual visit to Grandad Stan’s and Nanna Queenie’s is a time full of games, laughter, and family. This year … this year something is different. Where is Nanna Queenie?
A delicately written and charming drama exploring a child’s first experience of loss and change through a story that celebrates the special bond shared by grandparents and grandchildren.
Performed by two actors using song and story within a colourful seaside setting.
Premiered in 2009 at Theatre Direct with Sharmila Dey as Esme and Wayne Robson as Grandad
Winner of 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Theatre for Young Audiences
Outstanding Production and Outstanding Performance (Wayne Robson)
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About the Playwright
Mike Kenny is one of the England’s leading writers for young audiences. He is the recipient of numerous awards and was named to The Independent Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living UK Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia.
“Walking the Tightrope held special appeal for the very young but also spanned the generation gap, to grip parents and grandparents alike.”
- Falmouth Navigator, UK