Tom's Midnight Garden

This play is an adaptation of Philippa Pearce’s 1950s classic boy’s nightly voyage to a Victorian past. Quarantined in his Aunt’s and Uncle’s stuffy flat because his brother has measles, Tom is restless and bored.
Intrigued by a Grandfather clock, religiously wound by the elderly owner of the house, Mrs. Bartholomew, Tom is startled one night to hear the clock strike thirteen! Slipping out of bed he goes to what in his time is a concrete backyard, only to discover a beautiful Victorian garden of the 1880s.

He meets the unhappy orphan, Hatty, who initially is the only person who can see him, and he visits her each night at the same hour, writing enthusiastically to his brother, Peter, about his adventures. But although Tom stays the same exuberant 10-year-old, Hatty grows into a young woman during these visits. Before the story can reach its outcome, Tom has to return to his parents, but the truth is revealed in a touching denouement.

David Wood writes: I was thrilled that Philippa Pearce entrusted me with the task of bringing her brilliant book to the stage for the first time.

Friday 13th to Saturday 21st March 2020
Evenings @ 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees @2.30pm
Sunday Matinee @ 2.30pm
No performance Sunday Evening

Tickets Full Price £18, Concessions £15
Early booking discount of £2 per ticket if bought before Nov 1st 2019

John Cooper, Studio Theatre
41 Monkgate
YO31 7PB