TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN Runs 15-19 April at Coventry's Belgrade
Philippa Pearce's classic children's story, Tom's Midnight Garden has been adapted for the stage by the multi-award winning playwright, David Wood and it will be playing at Coventry's Belgrade from Tues 15 to Sat 19 April.
The story follows the intrepid youngster Tom, who 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. 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.
This new adaptation of Tom's Midnight Garden has been produced by Birmingham Stage Company, the country's premiere company producing theatre for children. As well as the Horrible Histories stage shows, the acclaimed theatre company are well known for their innovative and engaging stage versions of children's classics such as The Jungle Book and many Roald Dahl adaptations including James and the Giant Peach and George's Marvellous Medicine.
Featuring ghostly illusions, spellbinding music and a talented cast of actors, Tom's Midnight Garden is recommended for children aged 4+.
Tickets for Tom's Midnight Garden are available now from the Belgrade's Box Office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £14.25 to £18.75 for adults and £10 to £15.25 for children. Family tickets are also available from £36 to £52. Cheaper tickets can be purchased via www.belgrade.co.uk.