“Run. Keep running. You’re doing the right thing. Lie low. Head down. Don’t look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don’t tread on the cracks…”
Leo’s world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing…she must get out.
In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?
This is the play version of Julia’s novel for teenagers, which was adapted by Andy Arnold and has been performed in various theatres around the UK.
‘Young people’s theatre can be a difficult thing to pull off; it’s all too easy to patronise your audience. But Andy Arnold’s new adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s novel does not fall into this trap. It’s neither overly worthy nor heavy-handed, eschewing sentimentality for a more even-handed portrait of a young runaway.’ Exeunt Magazine