by Nick Wood
Winner of The Brother Grimm Prize, Berlin.
The exciting story of a brother and sister’s escape to England. Persecuted for being different, Andrea and Riva are forced to flee their homeland, and now they must learn to live in a country very different from their own.
“…shows us the extent to which children are capable of taking control of their own lives, and conquering the absurdities of bigotry and hatred…” Berlin Theatre Festival
About the author
Nick was an actor, a freelance journalist, and a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Commissions include: Radio 4, Derby Theatre, Eastern Angles, Thalia Theatre Hamburg, Action Transport, The Drum, Plymouth, Theatr Iolo, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, Jumper Up Theatre, and Nottingham Playhouse. Plays include: Warrior Square, Mia, A Dream of White Horses, My Name is Stephen Luckwell, The Children of the Crown, and About A Band. His plays have been translated into several languages and performed in France, Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Denmark, Montenegro, Russia, Switzerland, and South Korea. With Andrew Breakwell he started New Theatre Nottingham and recently returned to acting touring his new one-man play A Girl With A Book. Currently there are twelve productions of A Girl With A Book by companies in Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In June 2016 Eastern Angles revived their production of his adaptation of We Didn’t Mean to Go To Sea and in September his adaptation of Mick Jackson’s The Underground Man opens at Nottingham Playhouse before a UK tour, and also in the autumn Getting Better Slowly, a play involving dance and verbatim theatre about Guillaine Barre Syndrome will open its tour at the Lincoln Drill Hall.