Starseeker Play

Tim Bowler at The Royal and DerngateStarseeker was adapted for the stage by Phil Porter in 2006 and the world premiere took place on Friday 22 June 2007 at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, England. The play was directed by Dani Parr, Associate Director at Royal & Derngate, who specialises in directing work for children and young people. The collaboration between Phil Porter and Dani Parr resulted in an unforgettable theatrical experience. John Johnson of the British Theatre Guide wrote, ‘At last we are presented with a piece of theatre aimed at teenagers that doesn’t patronize or pander to them – a complex story told beautifully with a touch of the dreamy surrealism often missed in this type of theatre.’

 

Read Tim’s thoughts on the adaptation and learn about his insights into the collaborative process that led to the stage version of Starseeker.

 

Tim attended the premiere and said, “It’s an evening I will never forget. The cast and team were brilliant, the audience fired up and I had a huge party of family and friends with me to share the experience. Seeing characters I had only ever known inside my head suddenly before me on the stage and hearing the music from the novel played live in a hushed theatre – these are memories that will stay with me forever.”

 

The adaptation of Starseeker is available in a number of formats. Click on the images below for further information and details on how to order.

 

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Oberon Modern Plays – The playscript

Heinemann Modern Plays – The playscript plus drama exercises for schools

NATE – Schemes of work and exercises for teachers