A magical Geordie tale for all ages
More realistically, he wants to make it a safe haven for the growing family. His son Michael, the central character, is to have a baby sister. Unfortunately, she arrives somewhat earlier than expected and her consequent fragile state of health is at
Helped by Emma Withers’ evocative and adaptive set, director Nicol Cortese brings the best out of a cast. As Michael, Harry Holles engagingly captures the awkwardness of a sensitive lad on the cusp of adolescence. His school-mates, played by Reuben O’Connell and James Smith, are equally impressive. So too is Georgia Kelly, the girl next door, who further fires Michael’s already fevered imagination with her love of birds and the works of William Blake.