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Tom the boy Sweep is brutalised by his employer Mr Grimes and yearns for the unattainable Ellie. Escaping into the river he enters a wondrous realm of talking creatures, moralising fairies and the industrious water babies. But will he ever be able to complete the tasks they set him and reach the Other-End-of-Nowhere? Kingsley's fairy-tale is a sparkling fantasy, a sensuous evocation of the underwater world and the dappled light of childhood.Performers Joe McGann (Grimes), Fiona Dunn, Louise Gold (Mrs Do As You Would Be Done By), Neil McDermott (Tom), Natasha Bain, Trevor Conner, Deborah Crowe, Alicia Davies, Steve Elias, Steven Fawell, Kieron Hill, Paul Leonard, Jo Nesbitt, Katherine O'Shea, Sasha Oakley, Christian Patterson, Benedict Quirke, Nicola Sloane, Adam Tedder.
Book by Gary Yershon (based on The Water Babies by [Charles Kingley]). Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Jeremy Sams. Music Jason Carr. Design Robert Jones. Choreographer Jonathan Lunn. Sound Paul Arditti. Director Caroline Humphris (music). Lighting Howard Harrison.
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