“the thrilling alchemy”, Emma Martin
Circa’s contribution to the 2016 New Zealand Festival, is a world premiere.
Adapted by accomplished theatre practitioner Jane Waddell, this story comes from one of our most loved authors, popular with both adults and children. Quirky humour, playfulness and intergenerational love are at the heart of this adaptation of Kate De Goldi’s 2012 novel, The ACB with Honora Lee.
A charming exploration of kindness, patience and acceptance, it explores the relationship between young Perry and her eccentric Gran, Honora Lee, who’s losing her memory and lives in the Santa Lucia Rest Home. As more and more words slip from Gran’s grasp, Perry furiously gathers them up, turning them into an illustrated and disorderly alphabet book, which becomes a gift of love to her grandmother.