Family Theatre: The Girl of Ink and Stars 2019 tour

The Spark Arts for Children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries present:

The Girl of Ink and Stars

A play by Satinder Chohan

Based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

A tale of maps, myth and monsters

Commissioned specifically for library spaces, The Girl of Ink and Stars was created by The Spark Arts for Children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, with funding from Arts Council England.

Based on the award-winning book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Girl of Ink and Stars told the story of Isabella and her lifelong friend Pablo’s, journey into the forbidden and unknown territories of their island in a search for their missing friend.

Following her map and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers that deep beneath the dry rivers and smoky mountains, a fiery legend is stirring from its sleep... 

360° Sound

The performance was presented through headsets giving an immersive 360° sound experience.

Individual headsets allowed the audience to hear the full soundscape of the mythical island of Joya and be fully transported to Isabella’s world.

Photographs: Pamela Raith Photography

"Great chance for my children to be immersed in a performance, great story and acting."

"Excellent performance - super acting. Kids (and adults) enthralled. great idea with the headphones"

"We found the opportunity for the children to talk to the actors really special, inspiring and memorable!"

Adult Comments
The Girl of Ink and Stars toured to 20 Inspire Libraries in Summer 2019


The production toured to a further 27 libraries in the East Midlands as part of The Spark Arts Children’s Among Ideal Friends touring consortium, a collaboration with five library services - Inspire, Nottingham, Leicester, Leicestershire,  and Rutland 

The Spark Arts for Children created an Easy Read Synopsis for children who needed more information about the show before they attended.