Tom’s Midnight Garden is a story that has been captivating audiences young and old since it was first published in 1958. It is a story I can well remember having read to me when I was a boy, and being transported and gripped by Tom’s Adventures. Since then it has been a BBC Drama on TV and Radio, a film, and in 2001 David Wood created this adaptation to bring the book’s magic to the stage.
It is a story full of wonder, adventure, friendship, love and hope, and how the bonds between people can conquer age and time. When I saw the natural beauty of the theatre in Blewbury, this really did feel like the perfect place to put this play, and I am very excited to be able to help bring this story to those that know it, and to those that don’t, in this wonderful setting.
There will be five performances from 24th – 27th July. News of box office to follow…
Tom’s Midnight Garden will be performed by The Blewbury Players this summer - A splendid adaptation of the wonderful and very well-known book by Philippa Pearce – Perfect for a production at Orchard Dene Garden Theatre.
More details of the production will be posted in the coming weeks.
If you would like to audition …
On Sunday 21st April there will be another workshop for children. This will be followed by auditions for the larger children’s parts at Brookside, Westbrook Street, Blewbury.
Auditions for adults will be from 12.00 on the same day – several parts, some large, some small.
Please phone Peter Saunders, 01235 850245, to book an audition. We would be particularly pleased to hear from those of you who are aged between 20-60 years…
A gala evening of song, dance and humour
The Tony Awards follows in the tradition of the successful Song for Europe and Blewbury – The Hollywood Oscars. The production is ambitious and will be full of surprises. Over 80 people are involved and Blewbury Hall will be stretched to its limits. Seating will be at tables and each table will represent a London Theatre.
Performances Thursday May 16th – Saturday May 18th inclusive
Doors open 7.15 for a Sparkling Champagne Style Reception
Dress – Black Tie
£25 (including souvenir programme) on sale from 24, Grahame Close, Blewbury
Saturday April 6th 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon (up to 1 table per evening per person)
Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Sunday April 15th onwards – please call 01235 850 537 for tickets or details after 7 p.m.
(All profits to The Tony Loy Trust)