Dakota of the White Flats is an adaption of award-winning author and playwright Philip Ridley children’s novel. A thrillingly spooky and punk show created for a cross-over audience of young people and adults, using horror movie tropes, wild characters, gutsy heroines, and an electric score by Eden Mulholland. Playing with dimension, shadow and blazing physicality, Dakota of White Flats will be directed by Ella Becroft and will premiere in 2021.
Dakota Pink is 13-years-old and afraid of nothing. She lives in a bleak housing complex on the edge of a polluted canal, with cracked footpaths, rubbish filled fountains, and a skyline spiked with television aerial crowns. Abandoned supermarket trolleys litter the streets and the oil slick water of the canal is filled with monstrous mutant eels who feast on anyone who tries to cross the water.
One day Dakota and her best friend Treacle discover a secret that sends them across the polluted canal to the broken glass fortress on Dog Island.