A star falls from a winter sky and is found by two woodcutters. The star turns out to be a "STARCHILD" who grows up to be beautiful and beguiles everyone with his singing and dancing. But STARCHILD has a dark secret. When he meets a beggar woman, a terrible change occurs. The woods in which STARCHILD grew up begin to tell a different tale. Follow STARCHILD on his quest and meet, along the way, the proud Peacock, the sinister Wolf, the Hare that carries a message. And the Mystical Sorcerer... Oscar Wilde told this story to his own children and included it in his collection A House of Pomegranates. Wilde wrote that "...these stories are meant partly for children and partly for those who have kept their childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find in simplicity a subtle strangeness." STARCHILD has the echoes of Wilde's famous novel Dorian Gray. Starchildren are children who have been sent to earth from somewhere in the universe to help the earth and the people in it. "I can believe anything provided it is quite incredible" Oscar Wilde Running time: 60mins


Company: Ruby in the Dust
Adapted by: Linnie Reedman
Director: Linnie Reedman
Music: Joe Evans
Lyrics: Joe Evans
Design: Christopher Hone
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Starchild (Kids show) production archive for QTIX code T261823497. Details of all Starchild archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S262658344

Archive Listings

13 Dec 12
5 Jan 13
The King's Head Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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