but particularly not when you are twelve years of age, and it's the Great Depression.
In 1928, the
McAllisters leave their daughter Addie at the Emu Swamp Children's Home,
fully intending to return and collect her. Coming from a family
theatrical background, Addie is a talented actor and singer, but
unbeknownst to her the villainous theatrical agent Scrimshaw has heard
Scrimshaw now wants to add her to his next money-making
venture, but when he turns up at Emu Swamp to collect his prize,
Scrimshaw finds she's run away.
Together with Macbeth, her
Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, Addie is about to embark on an adventure
of a lifetime.