Mountains to Sea Festival 2018 – Illegal   Thu 22nd Mar 2018

Show time: 10am
Admission: €4 per child

In Illegal Eoin Colfer , Andrew Donkin and illustrator Giovanni Rigano turn to the here and now to create  ‘a deeply affecting and thought provoking account of the 21st-century refugee experience’  (The Guardian)  The book weaves real stories of migration into the tale of Ebo, a spirited,  12-year-old from Niger who follows his older brother from his hopeless village to the city of Agadez, where traffickers take them across the Sahara to Tripoli. Here, they are granted  space on a boat heading for Italy. The story comes alive in the details: Ebo happens upon a packet of antiseptic wipes that he can trade, one by one, for food. Another voyager, a Chelsea F.C. obsessive, jokes about becoming a World Service commentator.  Join all three in a reading and drawing session based on this touching and timely book.

Age 8 +

 

€4 per child, 2 teachers per class go free.
School bookings please contact helen@milltheatre.ie 

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