We’ve a lot of great stuff to announce for young readers over the next few days but first, here’s the biggie: Weymouth Leviathan maritime literary festival has commissioned the award winning AsOne Theatre Company to create a children’s theatrical production based on themes of the sea and reading.
The production, ‘The Fisherman’s Daughter’, will première at the festival on Sunday, 13 March in the Warehouse Theatre on Weymouth’s historic harbourside.
‘The Fisherman’s Daughter’ is the story of a girl waiting for her fisherman father to return from the sea one stormy night. Young Jess faces her fears by dreaming salty tales of ship-wrecks, sea-monsters, treasure and survival. Through a chance meeting with ex-librarian, Moira, and the friendship of a one-legged seagull, called Harold, Jess discovers the magic of books.
This professional production will take 5 – 11 year olds on a journey of maritime imagination and encourage their onward reading in the subject.
The production is also supported by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, West Dorset District Council and Dorset Library Service. The Fisherman’s Daughter will tour Dorset Libraries, schools and community venues after the festival.
Tickets for the 13 March performances will be available from the festival website and Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Weymouth, soon.