The Girl Who Lost Her Smile

10th Apr 2006 to 15th Jul 2006

Based on the book by Karim Alrawi
Andrea Earl
Wendy Harris Director
Ivan Stott Composer
Catherine Chapman Designer

Des Yankson Father
Keddy Sutton Hoopoe Bird, Mrs Spice
Yusra Warsama The Girl
Isi Nimmo Stage Manager

A co-production with York Theatre Royal

14 week tour – 9 April-16 July 2006, 97 Performances
Encompassing Bath, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Co Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Dorset, Essex, Herefordshire, Leicestershire Lincoln, London, Manchester, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, Tyneside, Vale of Glamorgan, West Midlands, West Yorkshire and Wiltshire.

48 venues visited
23 Theatres; 14 Primary schools/nurseries; 11 Village halls

Around 5200 children and their families attended the show

Supported by Arts Council England and Stage Exchange

Reviews & Quotes

  1. Spot On! Highlight of this year’s Children’s Festival

    — Drill Hall, Lincoln

  2. Really good ‘clean’, clever, natural show. Everyone I spoke with really enjoyed it.

    — Square Chapel, Halifax

  3. The actors were fabulous, very energetic, lively and the characters really came out by their movement. Best one I’ve seen in a long time!!

    — Belmont Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

  4. Wonderful. The performers were very talented musically and theatrically and the production was superb. The simplicity of props meant it was an excellent stimulus for our own work.

    — The Grange School, Harlescott

  5. Story, acting, music and presentation was brilliant

    — Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn