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Illustration by Emma Weston.

Red Red Shoes

Charles Way, playwright


Cast size is flexible; can vary from 4 to 40 actor/dancers
Originally produced by Unicorn Theatre and The Place, UK, in 2001

Run Time: 90 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 11+


The play tells the story of Franvera who lives in a country ‘so very near so very far away’ who on her birthday is given a pair of red dancing shoes. When her country collapses into war and ethnic cleansing the shoes become both her link with her old life and also a symbol of the trauma she suffers.

“It’s immediately clear that this is a piece of theatre for young people that breaks all the moulds.” -The Guardian, UK

Red Red Shoes won the Arts Council of England’s ‘Children’s award’ in 2004.

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote

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