During the First World War, two teenage girls fool the world into believing they have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden. But have they captured a little magic along with the mischief?
Inspired by the true story of the Cottingley Fairies, The Light Burns Blue by Silva Semerciyan is part of Platform, a new initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books.
Aimed at addressing gender imbalance and inequality in theatre, Platform comprises big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by school, college and youth-theatre groups.
'Drama is an important tool for building confidence and empowering young people. Platform will give girls opportunity to access these benefits as much as their male counterparts.' – Moira Buffini