Carrie's War

from the novel by Nina Bawden, adapted by Emma Reeves 29 Mar 2024 - 12 Apr 2024
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presented by the Minack Theatre

A new life, new friends and a secret that could destroy it all… 

12 year old Carrie and her younger brother are uprooted from their home and family by war and evacuated from London to a remote part of Wales where harsh Mr Evans makes them work in his shop and obey his strict rules. They are lonely and bewildered until they meet Albert Sandwich, a boy unlike anyone else, and discover Druid’s Bottom, home to Hepzibah, a warm-hearted witch, the frail Mrs Gotobed and the gentle Mr Jonny. Then one day, Hepzibah tells them the story of an ancient skull and a terrifying curse…

When Carrie returns years later to Druid’s Bottom with her own children, she has to face up to a terrible secret, one she has never before revealed.

Nina Bawden’s award-winning children’s novel was inspired by her own wartime experience of evacuation. Emma Reeves stunning adaptation captures all the childhood joys and struggles of growing up in this much-loved book.

Perfect for age 8+