Philippa Pearce\'s masterpiece Tom\'s Midnight Garden, adapted for the stage by the multi-award winning playwright, David Wood will be at the Alhambra Theatre from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 February. Following Birmingham Stage Company’s previous visits to the city with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and HORRIBLE HISTORIES, they now bring this enchanting production to Bradford.
\"If you want real theatre try the Birmingham Stage Company’s marvellous retelling of a favourite story.\" ****The Times
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!
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!
David Tute plays Tom with Caitlin Thorburn as Hatty other roles are taken by Kate Adams, Alice Bullard, Ifan Gwilym-Jones, Tom Jude, Helen Ryan, Joe Stuckey and Ed Thorpe. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce is adapted for the stage by David Wood. It is Directed by BSC founder and actor/manager, Neal Foster, with Designs by Jackie Trousdale, Music by Jak Poore, Lighting by Jason Taylor and Sound by Nick Sagar.
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.\"
Alhambra Theatre, Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 February 2014
Tue 7pm, Wed & Thu 10.30am & 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am & 7pm, Sat 10.30am & 7pm
Signed perfomance: Thu 13 February 1.30pm
Tickets: £12-£15 plus booking fees*
Call the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk
*Booking fees: Phone/Counter - £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable
Online - £2.50 per ticket plus transaction fee of 50p