The Sea Child

Carolyn Sloan’s adaptation of her own novel, The Sea Child, tells the mysterious story of Jessie, a young girl who has lived alone with her father for 10 years and faces a life-changing choice to meet new people.

Like everyone in Misterne, Lisa knows the legend of The Sands - and the houses that stood upon them until they disappeared beneath the sea thirty years ago. No one could live there now…

But Jessie, her father and Bates, the seagull, live there, taking everything they need from the sea and the shore - until Jessie is nine years old, when she begins to grow more curious. Where does she really belong? The Sands; the mainland - or somewhere in-between?

The Sea Child was joint winner of FFShorts, the international festival of new writing which sets out to find a new play for the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre. As well as two weeks at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the play will be published by Stagescripts Ltd.

Catch this World Premiere production before its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Presented by The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre

By Carolyn Sloan

Directed by Lucy Betts

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Mill Studio


All tickets £10.00

Price includes 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee

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