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The Watermill Theatre Youth Ensemble


Based on the novel by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | Adapted by Becca Chadder 

Thu 31 Mar 2022 - Sat 02 Apr 2022



"Each of us carries the map of our lives on our skin, in the way we walk, even the way we grow"

Inspired by her cartographer father, Isabella longs to follow in his footsteps and explore her island home of Joya. But when her best friend goes missing, her dreams of adventure come true sooner than she thinks. She must lead the search party into the dangerous Forgotten Territories before it’s too late...

The Girl of Ink and Stars is a gripping tale of adventure, myth, and finding the way home.


Performed by The Watermill Youth Ensemble.

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.  

Age guidance: 8+ 

Content Warning: The performance will include he use of haze, smoke and loud noises. 


About the Youth Ensemble 

The Watermill has a reputation for producing high-quality youth theatre productions that are both enthralling and entertaining. This spring we are delighted to welcome our newly created Youth Ensemble who will take to the stage to impress and inspire our audiences.

For the first time, our Youth Ensemble will be made up of young people aged 11+ who take part in one of The Watermill’s regular weekly groups, including participants from our specialist access groups for young people who are Home Educated, have Autism, have added complications in their lives or are Deaf/deaf or have a hearing impairment. We are delighted to form this brilliant company of actors who will come together and tell a unique and inspiring story. 

Accessible Performances

British Sign Language Integrated performance

Thursday 31 March 7.30pm and Saturday 2 April at 2.30pm

Sign performed by Amy Astley with cast members Lily Cracknell and Ellie Adams

Watch an introduction to The Girl of Ink and Stars in British Sign Language.  


Audio Described performance

Saturday 2 April at 7.30pm

Described by cast members Grace Moran and Anwen Davies with support from Lixi Chivas



To book tickets and reserve a headset for the Audio Described performance, please call the Box Office on 01635 46044.

For further information about accessible performances please visit our Access page. 

Adapted by Becca Chadder
Directed by Heidi Bird
Associate Director Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Assistant Director Matty Green
Designed by Frankie Gerrard
Lighting Designer Harry Armytage
Sound Designer Anna Short
BSL Associate Charlie Hadley
BSL Associate Amy Astley