The Girl of Ink and Stars

the egg, Theatre Royal Bath
“Barra Collins’ script sings, drawing out threads I never imagined, and the cast bring such emotion, playfulness and expansiveness. I cried. The girl next to me cried. The girl next to Tom de Freston whispered lines to herself. Joy.” 
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
In Spring 2019, LAStheatre created the very first adaptation of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s award-winning novel ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’. The show opened to full houses at the egg, Theatre Royal Bath. 

Audiences called the production “ambitious”, “beautiful”, “compelling” and “visually and physically stunning”.

“They say the day the Governor arrived, the ravens did too. All the smaller birds flew backwards into the sea, and that is why there are no songbirds on the island of Joya. Only huge, ragged ravens.”

Isabella was raised on her father’s tales of the faraway lands he once mapped, Joya’s mythical past as a floating island and the warrior-girl Arinta. But when her best friend disappears, her hero tale begins. 
Guided by an ancient map and her knowledge of the stars, Isabella navigates the island’s dangerous Forgotten Territories. But beneath the dry rivers and dead forests, a fiery myth is stirring from its sleep.

This production of The Girl of Ink and Stars was developed in association with Bath Spa Productions and staged by final year BA Acting and BA Production students from Bath Spa University.
Creative Team

Cast: Zafran Ahmed, Chloe Blake, Effie Childs, Connor Crawford, Rikki Dallas, Matilda Dodwell, Pollyanna Druce, Elisabeth Harvey, James Owen & Cai Sutherland

Writer/Director: Barra Collins
Set Design: Sophie Smith
Costume: Ellena Williams
Lighting Design: Ryan Phillips
Sound Design: Jake Billings
Video Design: Elizabeth Earthey

Photography: Nick Spratling 

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LAStheatre is a Social Enterprise Company incorporated in England & Wales under the name LAS THEATRE C.I.C., Company No 08052556.

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