The Light Burns Blue

The Light Burns Blue

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About the show

When seventeen-year-old Elsie Wright’s photographic evidence of real fairies is published, wartime Britain is immediately charmed.


Some people even believe that the souls of their lost loved ones are living on through magic. But not everybody is convinced and an undercover reporter seeks to expose the truth - can the camera lie?


This is a play inspired by the true story of the Cottingley Fairies: the case of two young cousins, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths who in 1917, having supposedly taken photographs of ‘real fairies’ near their home in Yorkshire, were invited by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock Holmes) to speak at a conference in London about their supernatural encounters.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PLAY IS PERFORMED BY THE SENIOR SECTION OF KIDDERMINSTER ROSE YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE COMPANY  - KRYPT