Cassie and the Lights

Patch of Blue

31 Jan — 02 Feb
Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
New Writing True Story Women’s Voices
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Cassie and the Lights

Can kids be parents? From the team behind the multi award-winning We Live By The Sea (Critic's Pick and Best Theatre of the Year- The New York Times) comes a funny and uplifting story of childhood and adulthood, responsibility and fun, accompanied by live original music and projection.

When Cassie’s mother leaves in the night, the teen wants to care for her younger sisters on her own. But is Cassie the right person to be "Mum" now, or should she let their foster parents adopt her sisters, and create a new family?

Based on real-life events and interviews with children in care, Cassie and the Lights examines our ideas of what makes a family, and celebrates the incredible determination and resilience of teenagers.

Patch of Blue's accolades include Best Theatre, Critic's Choice and Peace Foundation Awards, Adelaide Fringe 2017; The Guardian Top 6 Shows and Off West End Award nominations for Best Production and Best Ensemble.

The press on 'We Live By the Sea'

★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide
★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Stage

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About Patch of Blue

"Everything a fringe show should be" - The Guardian

We are a multi award winning company creating fresh, exciting and touching devised theatre with live music that allows an audience to see the world through different eyes. We present our work at festivals and through international touring, and are supported by Arts Council England. We are the recipient of the prestigious Grahame F. Smith Peace Foundation Award for promoting human rights through theatre, as well as the 'Best Theatre' and 'Critics Choice' awards at the Adelaide Festival.

Based in London, we have performed across the world in theatres and festivals, and offer workshops for schools and groups, striving to create work that is playful, fresh and moving.

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Press & Reviews

For We Live By the Sea

The New York Times- Critics Pick and Best Theatre of the Year

Adelaide Fringe- Best Theatre and Critic’s Choice Weekly Awards and the Grahame Smith Peace Foundation Award

Off West End Award Nominations for Best Production and Best Ensemble

The Times- Pick of the Fringe 84% over 142 reviews

British Theatre Guide ★★★★★
Adelaide Theatre Guide ★★★★★
Adelaide Advertiser ★★★★★
A Younger Theatre ★★★★★
The Upcoming ★★★★★
Front Row Centre ★★★★★
The Scotsman ★★★★
The Stage ★★★★
Reviews Hub ★★★★
Collage Adelaide ★★★★
The Upside News ★★★★

Manhattan Digest- ‘a gorgeous, moving story about loss and personal triumph’

Broadway World- ‘outstanding and significant theatre’

Time Out- ‘a loving and empathetic portrait of a neurodivergent teen.. a specialness of its own'

Stage Whispers- ‘an exceptional piece of storytelling and should be at the top of your must-see list’

The Epoch Times- ‘Intimate, insightful, and ultimately uplifting’

Woman Around Town- ‘There aren’t many plays like this, and its time in New York is fleeting, so take the plunge as soon as you can. There’s magic in the Sea.’ ‘I hope that many people end up seeing this show. I think, in fact, that for every person who sees this show, the world might be a tiny bit of a better place’

Cassie and the Lights

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