When the grandfather clock in the hallway strikes thirteen, Tom finds his way into a secret garden from the past.
Based on the Carnegie Medal winning classic by Philippa Pearce.
When Tom is sent away for the summer after his brother falls ill, he’s never felt more alone. There are no children around, nothing to explore, not even a garden to play in. But when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, Tom finds his way into a secret garden from the past. Here he meets Hatty, a girl every bit as lonely as he is. Together these two new friends enjoy fantastic adventures, but with each new journey through time, strange things begin to happen — and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden! In the autumn of 2016, the Lane End Players brought Philippa Pearce’s immortal novel, loved by generations, to the stage. This classic tale of two lonely children separated by time was lovingly adapted for the stage by the award-winning playwright David Wood.
With the Players’ trademark mix of imagination, humour and technical skill, the mystery and magic of this beloved tale came to life like never before.
A wonderful story for the whole family!
Mrs. Bartholomew - Sheila Keatinge
Tom - Jake Everitt
Peter - Luke Bond
Uncle Alan - Paul Brown
Aunt Gwen - Catherine Everitt
Hatty - Kathryn Head
Aunt Grace - Kath Gill
Abel - Dave Bowden
Susan - Libby Beck
Bess - Lexy Jackman
James - Ritchard Tysoe
Edgar/Tower Guide - Peter Rose
Hubert/Barty - David Harnett
To read the full NODA review of Tom's Midnight Garden click here >
Jake Everitt who played the role of Tom, won an award for Best Male in a play at the NODA London Awards. Read the full story here >
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