Dakota of the White Flats is an adaption of the novel by award-winning author Philip Ridley. A thrillingly spooky and punk show created for a cross-over audience of young people and adults, with wild characters, gutsy heroines, and an electric score. Made in Red Leap’s signature visual style, playing with dimension, shadow and blazing physicality.
Dakota Pink is 14-years-old and afraid of nothing. She lives in a bleak housing complex on the edge of a polluted canal, the 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. Dakota and her best friend Treacle discover a secret that sends them across the water to the broken glass fortress on Dog Island.
Directed by Ella Becroft, with a set designed by John Verryt, lighting by Rachel Marlow and composition by Eden Mulholland, Dakota of the White Flats promises to be a fast-paced and electrifying show, exploring ideas of resilience and bravery in a changing world.