“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.


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.


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

3 Month Placement (Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme)