Jacqueline Wilson's hugely popular book, DOUBLE ACT, about how twins Ruby and Garnet cope with being identical but different, has been adapted for the stage by hugely experienced children's theatre director, Vicky Ireland. Playing to sell-out houses in the Polka Children's Theatre and then on tour across the UK, this has been seen and loved by thousands of children. The book was also adapted as a highly rated Channel 4 TV drama in 2002. Adaptable for use by casts with as few as 6 or as many as 30 members and offering staging opportunities from the simplest to the most sophisticated designs, this script will be eagerly seized upon by English and Drama teachers, youth workers, theatre groups and many others.
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER