Red Red Shoes
The play tells the story of Franvera who lives in a country ‘so very near so very far away’ who on her birthday is given a pair of red dancing shoes. When her country collapses into war and ethnic cleansing the shoes become both her link with her old life and also a symbol of the trauma she suffers.
Charles Way, playwright
Cast size is flexible; can vary from 4 to 40 actor/dancers
Originally produced by Unicorn Theatre and The Place, UK, in 2001
Run Time: 90 minutes (can be cut for competition)
Audience Recommendation: 11+
“It’s immediately clear that this is a piece of theatre for young people that breaks all the moulds.” -The Guardian, UK
Red Red Shoes won the Arts Council of England’s ‘Children’s award’ in 2004.