7 Feb 2021

A Red Leap from Dog Island - Ella Becroft

From Standing Room Only, 2:45 pm on 7 February 2021
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A fearless 14-year-old girl who lives in a bleak part of a place called Dog Island is the hero of a new production called Dakota of the White Flats. If the title and scenario sound familiar, the Red Leap Theatre company production is based on UK author Philip Ridley's novel of the same name. It's a book much loved by the show's director, Ella Becroft and will be heading out around the country after its upcoming premiere in Whangarei. Red Leap's previous productions include other book adaptions including The Arrival and Janet Frame's Owls Do Cry - which is in the line up for the 2021 Dunedin Arts Festival.