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When everything seems frustratingly beyond our control, a small symbol can give hope to thousands. In 1955, Hiroshima, ten years after the atomic bomb, it came in the form of a little origami bird.
One Thousand Paper Cranes follows a young and energetic girl, Sadako, who finds herself in hospital, which she doesn't like one bit. Everyone wants to prod and poke her and find out what's wrong, but when her best friend Chiziko arrives, they decide to change all that. Together.
This is a show about the enduring nature of friendship, of hope, and the power of the imagination to try and make sense of life, death and other matters.
One Thousand Paper Cranes is based on the true story of a 12 year old girl, Sadako Sasaki, who became an international symbol of resilience and peace. Today her legacy lives on as over 9 tonnes of paper cranes are still delivered to Hiroshima every year from across the world. She is a great reminder of the power, devotion and dedication young people have to make change in our world.
"A portrait of childhood friendship that strikes chords, whatever your age" **** The Herald
Hawkins Youth Theatre Company believes this simple story of hope will touch both young and old.
Show running time is 50 minutes.
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