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A Northern Stage production
Adapted for the stage, from his award-winning novel, by David Almond
Directed by Lorne Campbell
Ella Grey fell in love.
Ella Grey ran away.
Ella Grey died.
But that was just the start.
This is the story Ella’s best friend Claire has to tell you, the story of a young woman and a love so great it breaks through time and space and even, almost, maybe, through death itself. It is the story of Orpheus, a mysterious stranger whose music holds the power to consume Ella completely, to take her to another world.
Created with a chorus of over 100 young people from the North East, this stage adaptation of David Almond's award-winning young adult novel sets the Eurydice and Orpheus myth in teenage Tyneside.
Travelling from the beaches of Bamburgh to the bridges of Ouseburn, A Song for Ella Grey is a wild and darkly romantic story about the seductive power and pain of being sixteen and in love.
Tyne and Wear author David Almond is the winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Whitbread Book Award, Carnegie Medal and, most recently, The Guardian children’s fiction award. He is rightly hailed as one of the most important writers for this generation of young people.
“A Song For Ella Grey is a triumph” The Guardian (book review)
Follow the #EllaGrey summer adventure on Instagram as our Young Company create the show @NSYoungCompany
Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
Recommended Age: 14+ (some strong language)
Post-show talk: Wed 13 Sep
With David Almond and Lorne Campbell
Please note: a section of this play will be performed in complete darkness
Watch Young Company members Eleanor and Adele interview writer David Almond about his stage adaptation of A Song For Ella Grey:
Take a look at photos of Young Company on location in the Ouseburn Valley during the making of A Song For Ella Grey: