Birmingham Stage Company TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN
Derby Theatre Tue 11 – Sat 15 March A classic of children’s literature comes to Derby Theatre next month
Philippa Pearce’s masterpiece Tom’s Midnight Garden, adapted for the stage by the multi-award winning playwright, David Wood will run at Derby Theatre for one week only from Tue 11 until Sat 15 March.
Birmingham Stage Company, producers of James and The Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Horrible Histories, including the world premiere of Horrible Christmas at Derby Theatre last year, now bring this enchanting production to Derby which has been described by Time Out as “One of the best children’s stories ever written”.
Tom has always been told it’s impossible to travel back in time, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, Tom is transported to a secret garden from the past. Here he meets Hatty and together these two new friends enjoy fantastic adventures in a magical wonderland. But with each new journey through time, strange things begin to happen – and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden!
First published in 1958, Tom’s Midnight Garden is an acclaimed and timeless children’s classic that won the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature in 1959. For the Carnegie’s 70th anniversary celebration in 2007, it was voted second most popular Medal-winning work ever by a public ballot. It repeatedly features in critic’s top ten of the best ever children’s books and is fondly remembered by many adults as well as being rediscovered afresh by each new generation of children. Critic, John Rowe Townsend, said "If I were asked to name a single masterpiece of English children's literature since the Second World War ... it would be this, an outstandingly beautiful and absorbing book."
"If you want real theatre try the Birmingham Stage Company’s marvellous retelling of a favourite story" The Times
Tom’s Midnight Garden features ghostly illusions, spellbinding music and an extraordinary cast that will take you on a very special journey through time itself - a truly memorable theatrical experience to enthral children (ages 4+) and adults alike!
Tickets: £15.50, under 16s £12. For more information and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at www.derbytheatre.co.uk