Geordie Theatre

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

Adapted by Gabe Maharjan from the book of the same name written by Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching and Wa-Yant Li. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press
Directed by Mike Payette

Miu Lan is a child who is figuring out where they belong. Be it boy, girl, bird, fish, flower or shooting star – in the loving arms of their mother, Miu Lan is allowed to dream and believe that they can just be.

April 30 – May 1

approx. 75 min. No intermission.

This enchanting and imaginative work beautifully weave themes of gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us.

About the show

In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: a boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children.  But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers the same loving refrain: “whatever you dream of / I believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea.

One of the most captivating stories for children and families of our time, this enchanting and imaginative work beautifully weaves themes of gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us. Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be, but we are reminded, no matter what, that the eternal bond between mother and child will be unchanged.


Arun Varma
Gabe Maharjan
Julie Tamiko Manning
Justin Eddy
Kit McKewon
Richard Jutras
Wahsonti:io Kirby

About Geordie

Geordie Theatre is a Montreal-based professional theatre company that has presented live English-language productions for young audiences in Quebec and abroad since 1980. Pushing artistic boundaries with provocative and important stories, Geordie delivers more than 200 performances each season and reaches more than 40,000 young people and their communities annually.


Creative Team

Assistant Director: Murdoch Schon
Set and Costume Designer: Sabrina Miller
Head of Wardrobe: Maryanna Chan
Costume Stitcher: Rosie Bourgeoisie
Lighting Designer: Tim Rodrigues
Lighting Assistant: Darah Miah
Sound Designer: Evan Stepanian
Composer: Violette Kay
Production Manager: Holly Hilts
Technical Director: Aurora Torok
Stage Manager: Melanie St-Jacques
Assistant Stage Manager: Annalise Peterson-Perry
Production Assistant: Lia Wright