A classic of children’s literature comes to the Theatre Royal in Nottingham from April 8-12.
Philippa Pearce’s masterpiece Tom’s Midnight Garden, adapted for the stage by the multi-award winning playwright David Wood, will be a treat for local theatre audiences.
Birmingham Stage Company, producers of James And The Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine, and Horrible Histories, now bring this enchanting production to Nottingham.
Tom has always been told it’s impossible to travel back in time, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes 13 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 critics’ 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.”
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 four-plus) and adults alike.
Call the box office on 0115 989 5555 or book online at www.trch.co.uk