Review - Tom’s Midnight Garden at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

Caitlin Thorburn (Hatty) and David Tute (Tom).
Caitlin Thorburn (Hatty) and David Tute (Tom).
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First published in 1958, this book very quickly became established as a genuine moden children’s classic.

Author Philippa Pearce is recognised as one of the most important children’s writers of the 20th century and so Birmingham Stage Company’s live adaptation of this story was always going to prove a hit with families.

But it was an audience of all ages that turned out for opening night of this show which didn’t fail to deliver.

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!

Fine acting and musical performances all round from a theatre company which has succeeded in delighting audiences once again.

Review by Amanda Chalmers.

The show is performed until Saturday. Tickets are available from the box office on 0247 553055. Matinee shows are also available.