How High Is Up?

by Brendan Murray


Age Advice: 5 - 7

How High Is Up is a play originally written for Theatre Centre by Brendan Murray in 1995. This new production toured to children aged 5+ in primary schools in 2008.

“How high is up?
How deep is down?
Which way are you facing when you turn around?”

Little Star and the Bird Who Has No Wings face an extraordinary journey to meet the Magicians of Roaring Winds, Pouring Rain and Silent Snow to stop Time. Watched over by the Sun and the Moon, Little Star reaches an unexpected shore. Full of music and movement, this magical play celebrates life in all its changes and its lasting truths.

Creative Team

Writer: Brendan Murray
Director: Natalie Wilson
Cast: Derek Elwood, Naomi Cortes, Rebecca Legrand and Thomas Power
Design: Emma Wee
Music: Robert Burlin
Movement: Sabina Netherclift
Lighting Design: Prema Mehta
Production/CSM: Alice-Jane Lingwood

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

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