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Walking The Tightrope

“Every year

Right at the end of summer

Just before the leaves turn brown and

fall from the trees

Esme comes to stay

With her Nanna and Grandad

Every year

Some things stay the same

And some things change.”

But this year Nanna is not there…and the circus has come to town.

A beautifully lyrical play about the special bond between children and their grandparents. Written by Mike Kenny (The Railway Children; Boy with a Suitcase), Walking the Tightrope was the first recipient of Arts Council England’s Award for Playwrighting for Children & Young People.

Suitable for ages 5+

Performance Time: 2.00pm

Tickets: all tickets £6


Rosanna Miles
Kenneth Alan Taylor


Mike Kenny

Directed by

Owen Calvert-Lyons

Designed by

Neil Irish

Lighting Design

Charlie Lucas

Composer & Sound Designer

Ed Lewis

A production by Arcola Theatre.

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