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
"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.Book Now
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
ShowScore.com- 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.’
ShowScore.com- ‘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’
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