The Spark Arts for Children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries present:

The Girl of Ink and Stars - Audio Drama

A play by Satinder Chohan
Based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

A tale of maps, myth and monsters

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped. When a girl from the village disappears into the island's Forgotten Territories, Isabella and her lifelong friend Pablo go in search of her.

Following her map and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers that deep beneath the dry rivers and smoky mountains, a fiery legend is stirring from its sleep...

A gripping audio drama performed over three podcasts, The Girl of Ink and Stars is a story of myth, magic and the power of friendship.

For children aged 7+ and their families

... a thrilling and atmospheric audio experience based on an imaginative tale... a welcome escape to another world.

Sally Jack (British Theatre Guide)

Learning Opportunities

All schools are able to access a suite of FREE learning resources providing opportunities for children to deepen their engagement with the themes, content and production of The Girl of Ink and Stars. This will include suggested lesson plans, printable activity sheets and filmed profiles introducing the Creative Team behind the production.

TEACHERS: click here to register for the free learning resources.


Read the script

Read the script and recreate Isabella and Pablo's adventure

Calling all creative adventurers!

Join in at home by downloading these creative activity sheets.

Have fun on your adventures, there's plenty to choose from!