When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa, stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different, runaway. Dani is rich, educated and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, this first ever stage adaptation of Elizabeth Laird's acclaimed novel features live music and a stunning design by Jean Chan for The Linbury Prize Award.
For ages 10+