The house is tired and dirty and in need of decoration.

The garage behind the house is tumbledown, oozing spiders and rubbish and smelling of lost time and hopelessness - but dad has promised Michael can have the renovated garage for a den.

Then at the back of the garage, under the dangerous roof and jumble-jungle of boxes and dust and cobwebs, Michael finds a dirty, brusque and rude - something.

Or someone.


Demanding 27 and 53 from the Chinese menu, drink and aspirin, Skellig is not what he seems and Michael's turmoil-ridden life is about to take a very unexpected turn...

David Almond's adaptation of his own heart-warming, award-winning book is HumDrum's offering for the festive season.

For ages 8 years upwards.