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Tom’s Midnight Garden – Live at TBTL

adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Philippa Pearce Sat 27 Nov – Sat 15 Jan

“The last three days have felt like three years. Three years stuck indoors doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. I can’t even answer the front door.”


Tom is sent away to stay with his aunt and uncle to quarantine in a mysterious old house. Bored, lonely and itching to go outside and play, Tom counts down the days until he can go home. Then, one night he hears the grandfather clock strike 13. Guided by the ghostly voices of the house, he sneaks downstairs and opens the back door to discover a magical garden. There he meets Hatty, and the two become firm friends and co-adventurers as they explore the wonders of this amazing place. But not all is as it seems in the garden, and just as Tom starts to uncover its secrets he discovers that he is rapidly running out of time.

With puppetry, music and playful theatricality, travel in time with us this Christmas as we bring this much-loved children’s classic to life.

These shows will be sold to full capacity. If you would like to book for a guaranteed socially distanced show, please see these performances below:

Mon 29 November, 7.15pm
Fri 3 December, 7.15pm
Fri 7 January, 7.15pm
Fri 14 January, 7.15pm

If it’s just too soon for you to come back to us in person, don’t worry – we’ve got a digital on-demand version of this show  available from Thu 23 – Thu 30 December, see details at bottom of this page.