Laura Dockrill

DUST – from the whimsical imagination of children’s author Laura Dockrill

If you’ve never heard of Laura Dockrill, you’re going to be delighted with this new discovery. There is something of a female, modern and edgy Roald Dahl about her work which included titles for young children, teens, and adults. It’s no wonder super cool mums like Paloma Faith and Sophie Dahl are both big fans. On Saturday 28th March, you and your family will have the chance to see her work performed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre with Half Moon Theatre and Z Arts’ Dust for children, ages 4-9.

When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable hoarder. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds.

Written by acclaimed award-winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock series and Big Bones) Dust uses exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory. With haunting music by Hugo White of The Maccabees, this striking and emotional new play is a joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be.

Dust is a Half Moon Theatre and Z-Arts co-production: an exciting collaboration by the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company and Manchester’s unique and award-winning venue for children and families.

“Laura has a wonderfully wild and exciting imagination…She defies boundaries”
Kate Nash

Further Information:

When: Saturday 28th March 2020 11am and 2pm

Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

Wonga: £8 – £10


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