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The Icarus Girl
On from 17 Apr 2007 till 28 Apr 2007
Arcola Theatre
by By Helen Oyeyemi, Adapted and Directed by Holly Race
Genre(s): Drama, New Writing

About: The Icarus Girl

Jessamy Harrison is the precocious only child of a Nigerian mother and English father, who finds it impossible to make friends. Then she meets Titiola, a strange girl with extraordinary abilities who leads her into forbidden places. It seems that at last Jess has found someone who understands her. But what does TillyTilly want in return?

As those around her start to get hurt, Jess realises that TillyTilly might not be as harmless as she looks. This is a story of twins, doubles and ghosts; of identity and belonging.

Original Sin Productions brings the dreamlike qualities of Jess’s psyche to the stage using maskwork, physical theatre and the stunning, lyrical language of Oyeyemi’s novel.


‘An astonishing achievement’ – Sunday Telegraph on Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl

‘A sharply chilling mystical story’ – The Independent on Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl

‘This talented company tells the story with verve and swiftness and clarity’ – Philip Pullman

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