I am developing a new children’s book adaptation. Witchfairy is a beautiful book about a reluctant fairy called Rosemary who runs away to try out being a witch. It is a bold, quirky and affirming story about growing up and finding your place in the world. Published in the UK by Bristol-based Book Island, it is written by Brigitte Minne and illustrated by Carll Cneut.


Rosemary thought fairies were really dull.

And the worst thing was that she was a fairy herself

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I was delighted to be awarded an MGC Futures Bursary to do an initial R&D week in mid January 2019 in Bristol to gain feedback and generate industry support. I was supposed to be doing a further R&D at the Tobacco Factory this summer but this has obviously been postponed due to Covid!


Madeline Shann

Samantha Sutherland

Corinne Walker


Hannah Morley


Emily Barker


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Audience feedback

“The whole concept worked really well”

“The music was incredibly beautiful”

“I felt like I had jumped into the book”

“a fab story with such relevant themes”

“really powerful story and message”

“it will be a funny and uplifting show”

“it has already achieved an “other worldly” quality which is pretty special”

“this will be an important piece of theatre for young audiences”


If you’d like any more information, or would like to be involved in the future full-length production, please get in touch!

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