High up on a tower block roof, Jake writes magical and fantastic stories in secret. The boys think he's a wimp but to the girls Jake's almost one of them. When the gang of boys actually arrive though, everyone's in for a great surprise. To save himself, Jake weaves his best story yet. It is so good that the gang drop their tough trendy act and demand starring roles in the unfolding drama of mystery, danger, love... and the final encounter with Sparkleshark. Eventually they make a pact to meet up every week as a group and tell stories together.
BHTC NOTES: This was a junior workshop production. It was supported by a Mid Sussex Grant Award and involved the cast meeting the Queen as part of her visit to Burgess Hill.
Unfortunately only a photo montage rather than individual photographs of the cast or production have so far been discovered.
PLAYWRIGHT: Philip Ridley Sparkleshark is funny, poignant and had an acclaimed run at the Royal National Theatre followed by a tour in 2001.
Genre: Comedy Drama (1 Act Play)
Playwright: Philip Ridley
Directed by: Rick Peckham
Production Date: March 1999
Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill
BHTC Production Number: 203
Pippa Jones & Helen Clapperton
Derek Mclean, Steve Pavey, Peter Forester, Steve Brown & Anthony Fisher
Keith Samphier, Daniel Pepper & Nick Barnes
Pippa Jones & Julia Peckham
Rick & Julia Peckham
Assistant Stage Manager
Dressing Room Co-ordinator
Set Design & Dressing
Set Construction & Stage Crew
Technical Design & Training
Hair & Make-Up
Box Office Manager
Front of House Admin
The Queen's visit