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Stars Are Fire

Fri 20 Jul–Thu 26 Jul 2012
  • 24:7 Theatre Festival

Francesca Waite

Dramaturgy by Sarah McDonald Hughes and Micheal Jacob

Directed By Liz Postlethwaite

STARS ARE FIRE was produced by Monkeywood Theatre for the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012 and subsequently invited to the Library Theatre’s re:play festival at The Lowry before a north west tour supported by Arts Council England. Stars Are Fire was nominated for Best Production in Equity’s Vicky Allen Award and The Co-Operative Group’s Audience Award.

When Carly’s mum dies, her dad decides they need a fresh start ‘back home’ in Northumberland. But Carly’s home is Manchester, it’s what she knows and who she is. As she struggles to adjust to their new, cold, lonely life, she wonders how well her dad really knows her and if he even cares at all.

  • Friday 20 July
  • Thursday 26 July


Emme Clarke

Richie Gibson

Steve Hillman



“A quiet, thoughtful piece that builds in intensity, but with great subtlety, you will be thinking about these characters long after you have left them on the windswept coastline, watching for the northern lights.”

**** Whatsonstage

“The play is another success for Manchester's Monkeywood Theatre and an impressive debut from Waite, which highlights an ability to deal with the most raw emotions in a sensitive way, and which can't fail to move.”

Manchester Theatre Awards



Loved this last night. Beautiful, moving work from @MissCDarcy @Iankershaw and co ❤️ @OldhamColiseum

02 Jul 2022

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