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The Water Babies: A Modern Fairy Tale

Paul Farley's playful updating of Charles Kingsley's 1863 novel. Young Tomi is part of the UK's illegal labour market, but his life is changed forever when he falls into a river.

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

Credits

Role Contributor
Hitcher Julia Ford
Miss Whatcomesaroundgoesaround Julia Ford
Miss Whatgoesaroundcomesaround Julia Ford
Ellie Lauren Mote
Hotel Manager Michael Shelford
Porpoise Michael Shelford
Farm Salmon Michael Shelford
Housemaid Hannah Wood
Dragonfly Hannah Wood
Eel 3 Hannah Wood
Caddis Fly 1 Philippa Stanton
Eel 1 Philippa Stanton
Caddis Fly 2 Ben Crowe
Crayfish Ben Crowe
Trout Ben Crowe
Salmon Robert Blythe
Lobster Robert Blythe
Director Emma Harding

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