Ellie and Starlight the Musical is a heart-warming tale of a strong willed little Yupik Eskimo girl called Ellie and her best friend Starlight the polar bear.
One day Ellie notices that something very strange is happening to her Eskimo house and as she attempts to uncover the mystery, the problem worsens and her pleas for help go unnoticed.
So, with the strength and wisdom of her best friend Starlight, she decides to travel across the Arctic wilderness to seek the help of the village Elders.
Finding out that the village is in real danger, Ellie finally convinces her family of the threat. But this is the start of the big melt and Ellie needs your help now!
Inspired by an article she read about the plight of the Yupik Eskimo in Alaska and the affect that global warming is having on the lives of the children living there, writer Sarah Watson wanted to share their story and in doing so, empower every child to make wiser choices and take responsibility for the global environment in which they live.
Adapted for the stage by Kenneth Mason with music by William Morris, Ellie & Starlight is a musical theatre production for children aged 3-8yrs with an important message about caring for our planet.
The production is ideal for family audiences with children aged 3-8years or schools and nurseries.
Ellie and Starlight opened at Hampton Hill Theatre on Thursday 4th April playing to almost 900 people over eight performances.
Discussions are now underway for the production to be staged again in 2020.
Sponsored by Diddi Dance Richmond