Adapted from a Chinese fairy tale by Michelanne Forster
Chen must leave his life in a poor fishing village and sail across Dongting Lake with General Ho's army. When the general shoots a seal, Chen saves its life and helps it escape. Moments later, a fierce storm whips out of nowhere and destroys the general's ship. Chen is washed ashore on a mysterious island where he is thrown into a dungeon full of hungry rats, falls head over heels for an enchanting princess and discovers the astonishing true identity of the wounded seal.
Set in ancient China, this play shimmers with magical creatures and fabulous costumes.
55 minutes (approx)
Roles for 75 to 270 children
Script and costumes best suited to ages 5-13
Debz Ruffell, Merlin Ruffell & Jenny Wake
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