Actually it wasn’t in the top 10, but received an honourable mention in 11th place. That’ll do. There are rather a lot of shows staged in New York, I’ve heard.
‘More ideas per minute than most Broadway shows can conjure up in an hour,’ gushed reviewer Elizabeth Vincentelli.
It was very nice to be recognised this way, after a year in which the production had won a Sydney Theatre Award, been staged in the New Victory Theater, 42nd St, and the author of the novel, Guus Kuijer, had been honoured with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award – the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for children’s literature.
And finally, if you know anyone who may be interested in mounting their own production of the play, rights for amateur, school and professional productions are available. It could be simply staged and requires a minimum cast of 8 (3 male, 5 female) with the possibility of adding other performers for chorus work.
Contact me through the comments box below and I’d be delighted to send a script your way.