Skellig In Production | Kate Okello, Edward Harrison, Sam Swann | Photos by Marc Brenner



By David Almond

Friday 22 March - Sunday 7 April 2019

Theatre - Tickets from: £30.50 - £8.50

Age 8+ contains infrequent mild swearing - 2 hours (including interval)


“They say that shoulder blades are where your wings were, when you were an angel…where your wings will grow again one day.”

Moving house has been hard for 12-year-old Michael, and now his baby sister is ill in hospital, it seems his whole world has been turned upside down.

Exploring the crumbling garage of his new home one afternoon, he makes an extraordinary discovery. A strange, decrepit creature, Skellig, is hidden amongst the dust, dead insects and junk.

Together with his new friend Mina, Michael decides to help Skellig. But can the mysterious Skellig help Michael in return?

Winner of the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and Carnegie Medal, this modern classic has been adapted for the theatre by its author. Let your imagination take flight in this magical re-telling of David Almond’s hauntingly beautiful story.

Age guidance 8+ Find out about performance content here.

Running time: 2 hours including the interval

Free post-show discussion: Tuesday 2 April, 1.30pm performance

Meet award-winning author of Skellig, David Almond
Pre-show event
Friday 29 March, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Tickets: £3



Mr Stone/Old Man/Yeti/Nurse/Narration Philip Correia
Dad/Narration Simon Darwen
Rasputin/Dr McNabola/Narration Luke Grant
Mum/Miss Clarts/Narration Tina Harris
Skellig Edward Harrison
Lucy Carr/Mrs McKee/Old Woman/Narration Gillian Kirkpatrick
Mina Kate Okello
Michael Sam Swann
Coot/Narration Tanya Vital
Leakey/Narration Lauren Waine

Creative Team

Writer David Almond
Director Lisa Blair
Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford
Composer/Sound Designer Tom Attwood
Movement Director Chi-San Howard
Puppetry Director Matthew Forbes
Accent Coach Elspeth Morrison
Casting Director Stuart Burt CDG
Assistant Director Katie Brailsford 3 Month Placement (Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme)

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Post-show Q&A with David Almond: Following the matinee performance on Wed 27 Mar.
Join us straight after the show to hear from author of Skellig, David Almond. Your pupils will have the chance to ask David their own questions in this session that will last approximately 20 minutes.

See our Schools Insight pack here

Schools workshops are available, please contact for more information.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.
Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. There is a Relaxed Performance available for this production. Find out ore here.
Find out more on our Access page.

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

This production is sponsored by


Skellig features four amazing puppets designed by Frankie Bradshaw (Skellig Set and Costume Designer) and Matthew Forbes (Skellig Puppetry Director), constructed by our Deputy Head of Props Alex Hatton.

Follow our guides to make your own marionette animal puppets using objects found around the house and a few basic craft items. Share your creations with us on social media @nottmplayhouse #Skellig #AnimalPuppets

See the full step-by-step guide here.

Dates & Times

Skellig - Fri 22 Mar 7:00pm Fri 22 Mar Theatre 7:00pm Preview £25.50 - £8.50
Skellig - Sat 23 Mar 5:00pm Sat 23 Mar Theatre 5:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Mon 25 Mar 7:00pm Mon 25 Mar Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Tue 26 Mar 7:00pm Tue 26 Mar Theatre 7:00pm Press Night £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Wed 27 Mar 1:30pm Wed 27 Mar Theatre 1:30pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Thu 28 Mar 1:30pm Thu 28 Mar Theatre 1:30pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Fri 29 Mar 5:00pm Fri 29 Mar Theatre 5:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Sat 30 Mar 5:00pm Sat 30 Mar Theatre 5:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Tue 2 Apr 1:30pm Tue 2 Apr Theatre 1:30pm Post Show Talk £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Wed 3 Apr 1:30pm Wed 3 Apr Theatre 1:30pm 30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Thu 4 Apr 1:30pm Thu 4 Apr Theatre 1:30pm £30.50 - £12.50 Relaxed Performance
Skellig - Thu 4 Apr 7:00pm Thu 4 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Sign Interpreted £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Fri 5 Apr 5:00pm Fri 5 Apr Theatre 5:00pm Audio Described Performance £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Sat 6 Apr 2:30pm Sat 6 Apr Theatre 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Sat 6 Apr 7:00pm Sat 6 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Skellig - Sun 7 Apr 3:00pm Sun 7 Apr Theatre 3:00pm £30.50 - £12.50

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