Kite is nine years old, and her life is full - of friends, of school, of handball and Healthy Harold. But every afternoon when she comes home from school, a darker side of her world threatens to creep in. In her bedroom, where the real and the imaginary collide, Kite uses the only tool she has - play - to learn how to articulate and navigate a world that is bigger and more unpredictable than she can understand.
How much do children perceive of the world around them? And how much to adults perceive of the world of children? As the line between the world of children and adults, real and imaginary begins to blur, Tammy & Kite will explore the bounds of the imagination and knowledge of children in situations that are both beyond their understanding and heartbreakingly close to home.
Devised and Performed by Hannah Cox and Caitlin West
Produced by Imogen Gardam
“Remarkably sensitive in its portrayal of childhood and innocence, with an impressive authenticity that lets any person, of any age or background, relate to its characters and all its situations.”
“Tammy & Kite is a creative collaboration with genuine heart. It definitely deserves the attention of parents, educators and theatre practitioners alike.“
"For a relatively short show, Tammy & Kite offers it audience a great deal. Humour, free laughter, an awoken empathy, and questions: how much can a child really know? And what can their understanding reveal to you?"