Wave Me Goodbye
23 April - 4 May 2019
September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train for ‘a little holiday’.
Shirley is billeted in the country to live in the strange, deserted Red House with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley. Here, alongside two boys from Liverpool, Kevin and Archie, Shirley’s life will change forever.
A new adaptation of award-winning, bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson’s beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery.
Adapted by Emma Reeves | Directed by Christian Patterson
With Luke Potter as composer, MD & musician
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Issues talked about in the play
o Stranger danger – how important it is not to go with strangers
o Going away from home – sometimes adults do things to protect children, during the war that was sending them to stay with adults in the countryside to keep them safe
o Bullying – everyone has a story and they might just be having a bad or hard day – what’s important is to talk about it and tell an adult so they can help
o Running away – it’s really important to tell an adult where you’re going, running away doesn’t solve anything
o Not judging people – it doesn’t matter where people are from, what their accent is or the house they live in, what matters is giving people a chance, listening and having fun together.
o Finding Family – not everyone is lucky enough to have a mum or dad around or to have kind, loving parents, but family is more than that – it’s our friends, the people we rely on and the people who love and support us who can become our family.
o Standing up for others and bravery – the kids in the play look after each other to keep each other safe – it’s always better not being on your own.