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The Water Babies: A Modern Fairy Tale

Paul Farley's playful updating of Charles Kingsley's 150 year old children's novel.

Young Tomi is part of the UK's illegal labour market, having been trafficked into the country from Nigeria as a child labourer, but his life is changed forever when he meets a girl from the other side of the tracks, runs away and falls into a river.

When he wakes up, he's been transformed - he's amphibious! And so begins a series of strange and exciting underwater adventures in which he meets caddis flies, trout, otters and eels. But Tomi learns that with his new freedom comes choice and responsibility.

Directed by Emma Harding.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Mar 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
HitcherJulia Ford
Miss WhatcomesaroundgoesaroundJulia Ford
Miss WhatgoesaroundcomesaroundJulia Ford
EllieLauren Mote
Hotel ManagerMichael Shelford
PorpoiseMichael Shelford
Farm SalmonMichael Shelford
HousemaidHannah Wood
DragonflyHannah Wood
Eel 3Hannah Wood
Caddis Fly 1Philippa Stanton
Eel 1Philippa Stanton
Caddis Fly 2Ben Crowe
CrayfishBen Crowe
TroutBen Crowe
SalmonRobert Blythe
LobsterRobert Blythe
DirectorEmma Harding

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