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Emmeline was a peculiar girl. She didn't quite fit in. She didn't fit in a crowd, she didn't fit through doorways and she didn't fit in bed. Quite literally - her arms were permanently suspended above her head. The simplest of tasks, a tricky exercise - she accepted life was difficult. Emmeline's only comfort was working in a quaint old bookshop, reading secretly in the corner and helping customers reach for books on the top shelf. But once a day, the same time everyday, Emmeline would sneak out. And from a safe distance, behind a corner of a cobbled road, she would watch a young accordion player busking on the street, and she would dance. People walked past him, occasionally tossing a coin, but no-one noticed him the way Emmeline did. Until one day, he notices her. Not because of her arms, but because of her feet, tapping away. Emmeline flees the scene, haunted by memories of childhood pranks, hoping he'll never see her as she is. A chase ensues. She's made to confront a childhood foe, reveal her true self to the accordion player, and find what she's always been searching for.

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Shot over a weekend in Hampstead, England on Zero budget.




Copyright © 2012 Antler Theatre

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20 Jun – 23 Jun | Santorso, Italy

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