“…we do like our adaptations.”
WHO: Emma Burford, Co-Writer of the adaptation and Producer
WHAT: “Capturing the imagination of the young through the nostalgia of the Edwardian era, Five Children and It tells the simple story of five siblings who meet a magical sand fairy, the Psamiad. The Psamiad grants the children a wish a day and chaos ensues. For audiences aged 6-600, this adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic will charm the young and old(er)! An ensemble cast of all-female performers from Putney High School will venture to bring this magical book to life with puppetry, physical performance and the timeless words of E Nesbit herself.”
WHERE: C venues – C royale (Venue 6)
WHEN: 11:55 (50 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
Nope! This is our second year that PHTC has come to Edinburgh, but with a wonderful new cast! Not that our cast last year was not amazing! Last year we worked with the C Venues again to produce YPFii an adaptation of The Trojan Women, this year we are so excited to be producing an adaptation of E Nesbit’s 5 Children & IT, we do like our adaptations.
Tell us about your show.
Sure, so originally written by the wonderful E.Nesbit, who also wrote ‘The Railway Children’ we are attempting to capture the absolute delight of the book that reads over 5 hours into a 40 minute show!
It will be performed by a vibrant, all-female cast of nine 17 year olds who are fantastically playful and talented. We merge puppetry with storytelling to bring to life the Psammead, who grants wishes to the children in the play. We are having two preview performances in London before bringing the show to the C Royale for a week from the 13th August.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
We are really excited to see so much this year – audiences are really spoilt for choice! Top recommendations must be Education, Education, Education by the Wardrobe Ensemble, Mars Actually and The Jurassic Parks by Superbolt, All Quiet on be Western Front by Incognito Theatre did amazingly last year and the lads have had an amazing season in New York, for some a cappella to die for we would recommend Pitch Purple at the C Venues and finally we HAVE to mention, because it is pure joy Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour – so much fun, our favourite moment last year was running into the grassy world of Bruntsfield Links Park as it was getting dark dancing to Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush!
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