Raggi and her friends spend their free time in the woods and mountains around their sleepy fjord town playing games of Vikings, dragons and war.
When soldiers occupy the town, they watch from their hut in the mountains: their friends and families beaten, silenced, abducted... Let down by the adult world they form The Snow Dragons, ‘the last line of resistance’ carrying out sabotage missions. But this is no game, and true courage requires great sacrifice.
Cast breakdown: 8 named parts + chorus
Lizzie is an award-winning playwright.
The Swallowing Dark, produced by the Liverpool Everyman and Theatre 503, was a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Other work includes the critically acclaimed Intemperance, produced by the Everyman, and Unprotected, which was awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression. Last year, Narvik opened in Liverpool and was described as a ‘thrillingly enigmatic memory play’ by the Guardian.
She is currently working on a new play with the Liverpool Everyman which is an adaptation of her radio play, The Sum, as well as on another literary adaptation, The Solitude of Thomas Cave.
She also writes extensively for radio and has penned numerous original dramas and adaptations for Radio 4.
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