Classic children’s tale on the stage

Birmingham Stage Company presents TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN. Picture shows: Caitlin Thorburn (Hatty) and David Tute (Tom). Photo credit: Jane Hobson.
Birmingham Stage Company presents TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN. Picture shows: Caitlin Thorburn (Hatty) and David Tute (Tom). Photo credit: Jane Hobson.
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A stage version of Philippa Pearce’s masterpiece Tom’s Midnight Garden is playing at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from next week.

Adapted by award-winning playwright David Wood, the Birmingham Stage Company production is in Nottingham from Tuesday 8th until Saturday 12th April.

The well-loved children’s story is about an ordinary boy called Tom.

He 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.

Tickets are priced between £17 and £11 plus concessions, and available from the box office on 0115 989 5555 or online at www.trch.co.uk.

First published in 1958, Tom’s Midnight Garden is an acclaimed and timeless children’s classic.

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.”

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.