“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
Friday 29 March, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
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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
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)
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.
Schools workshops are available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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)
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
Dates & Times
|Skellig - Fri 22 Mar 7:00pm Fri 22 Mar||Main House||7:00pm||£25.50 - £8.50|
|Skellig - Sat 23 Mar 5:00pm Sat 23 Mar||Main House||5:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Mon 25 Mar 7:00pm Mon 25 Mar||Main House||7:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Tue 26 Mar 7:00pm Tue 26 Mar||Main House||7:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Wed 27 Mar 1:30pm Wed 27 Mar||Main House||1:30pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Thu 28 Mar 1:30pm Thu 28 Mar||Main House||1:30pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Fri 29 Mar 5:00pm Fri 29 Mar||Main House||5:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Sat 30 Mar 5:00pm Sat 30 Mar||Main House||5:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Tue 2 Apr 1:30pm Tue 2 Apr||Main House||1:30pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Wed 3 Apr 1:30pm Wed 3 Apr||Main House||1:30pm||30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Thu 4 Apr 1:30pm Thu 4 Apr||Main House||1:30pm||£30.50 - £12.50 Relaxed Performance|
|Skellig - Thu 4 Apr 7:00pm Thu 4 Apr||Main House||7:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Fri 5 Apr 5:00pm Fri 5 Apr||Main House||5:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Sat 6 Apr 2:30pm Sat 6 Apr||Main House||2:30pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Sat 6 Apr 7:00pm Sat 6 Apr||Main House||7:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|
|Skellig - Sun 7 Apr 3:00pm Sun 7 Apr||Main House||3:00pm||£30.50 - £12.50|