Talking Books


 For 2 days The Ashton Group's Young Producers, in association with Barrow Library, presented pop-up theatre adaptations of children's and young adult fiction in Barrow Library . . . ghosts, entities, lost girls, lads in love, evil step-mothers, absent parents, vicious roommates and brothers three.



The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10 year old Bailey is given a dare . . . break into the Night Circus and bring something back to prove it. But the Night Circus is not an ordinary circus and trespassers will be 'exsanguniated'


Bailey Conrad Birchall     The Girl Tara Edwards Doughty

The Circus Jamie Reynolds, Greg O'Flynn, Jon Bissett

Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis

Hope is in Montana with her mum the year is now. Emily is in Montana with Miss Adams and the year is 1867. But their lives are running in parallel, wierdly connected and something bad is about to happen.


Hope Nicole Rose   Emily Megan Williams


An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Colin is desparate. He's been dumped for the 19th time by a girl called Katherine.  So he's having a bath.


Colin Greg O'Flynn   Mum Megan Williams   Dad Jon Bissett

Archimedes Conrad Birchall   Katherine Eva Clifton

Saturday 3 June - CHILDREN'S FICTION

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Liesl wakes up in the night and in the corner of her room is a strange shadowy shape of a boy. "Who are you?"


Liesl Eva Clifton   Po Nathan Powell


Tracy Beaker You're a Star by Jacqueline Wilson

Enter Tracy Beaker...mark the day she will be famous! Meet her social worker, her soon-to-be step mum and her room-mates in The Dumping Ground Children's home.


Tracy Tara Edwards Doughty   Cam Nicole Rose

Elaine the Pain Nathan Powell   Mum Nicole Rose

Dumping Ground Kids Eva Clifton, Nicole Rose, Nathan Powell

Tales From Beadle The Bard by J. K. Rowling

The Tales of Beadle The Bard are in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, but have you ever read any of them? Beadle The Bard himself will be hear to read you one of his famous tales: The Wizard and The Hopping Pot.


Beadle The Bard Dave Mitchell   The Wizard Adam Egginton


Adaptations by Rachel Ashton, Megan Williams, Dave Mitchell and Adam Egginton

Direction Rachel Ashton and Karen Hall

Design Karen Hall

Sound Damien Rose

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