“Everyone I know in the world is in Manchester. Hundreds of miles away.”
When Carly’s mum dies, her Dad decides they need a fresh start ‘back home’ in Northumberland, but Carly’s home is Manchester, it’s what she knows and who she is. As she struggles to adjust to their new, cold, lonely life, she wonders how well her dad really knows her and if he cares at all.
Whilst her Dad tries to start again, Carly just wants everything back the way it was. Distance grows further between them when Carly forms an unlikely friendship with her distant cousin, Lou. Though Lou is nothing like her friends from the city, Carly soon realises they have more in common than she thought.
- First seen as part of Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012, the hour long play received 4* reviews and was nominated for Best Production in Equity’s Vicky Allen Award and The Cooperative Group Award for Audience Favourite Show.
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- Stars Are Fire is a Monkeywood Theatre production. Manchester-based Monkeywood Theatre have a reputation for producing high-quality, innovative theatre. Previous work includes Manchester Theatre Awards 2011 Best New Play nominations Once in a House on Fire and Last Orders.