An adaptation for the stage of this modern children’s classic by the best-selling author and 2005 Children’s Laureate.
For her history project, Charlie hits on the idea of writing the diary of Lottie, a young Victorian serving girl. When Charlie’s mother loses her job as a shop manageress and starts work as a cleaner, Charlie’s previously happy and comfortable lifestyle is threatened, and she finds her own hardships and struggles are not so different from Lottie’s.
First staged at the Polka Children’s Theatre in 1999, this adaptation is suitable for young actors as well as young audiences. The adapter, Vicky Ireland, has provided production notes to indicate how the play can be staged even with minimal resources – plus a lot of ingenuity!
‘Vicky has adapted a handful of my books for the stage. I hope she works her magic on many more to come!’ – Jacqueline Wilson
‘Both thought provoking and very funny, while giving a young audience a real sense of what it feels like to be a Victorian’
— Evening Standard