The Littlest Quirky
Illustration created by Gris Grimly
Naomi's play The Littlest Quirky which was produced by Theatre Centre and supported by Stratford Circus, was shortlisted for The Brian Way Award for Best New Play, which celebrated a professionally produced play for children and young people.
Have you ever met the Littlest Quirky? She comes from a magical circus family.
She lives in the house at the top of the hill and locked in all day, her life has no thrill.
Watching her closely are Tree, Wind and Rain and they hear her say again and again
"I want to go outside" , they know she's upset and take her on a journey she will never forget
Images by Sarah London
The Littlest Quirky is a play, suitable for 4+ audiences and their families. It is about a heroic girl locked up in her parents house (the Quirkies' house) for her own protection. Her adventuring spirit cannot be quenched, so with the help of Tree, Wind and Rain, she escapes the House and discovers the world of 'out there'. As she is swallowed up by the big city, she experiences the prejudices of being different that had driven her parents away. But instead of fear, she finds her strength and stands up to the hatred. From this moment of victory, she realises the world needs the Quirkies, needs difference as we all suffer from the poison of prejudice.
"It mixes encouragement to value difference in people and a lively interest in exploring the world around us (and not be afraid of it) with a great deal of fun as the audience share the Littlest Quirky's discovery of the world beyond her house."
British Theatre Guide