TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN

@41monkgate, York

When his brother catches the measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan in their upstairs flat in a big house.

 

Tom isn't allowed out to play, in case he is infectious, but it wouldn't matter much anyway – the big house has no garden any more, having been sold for building land.

 

Tom is lonely and bored with little to do until one night he hears the grandfather clock in the hallway strike thirteen times

 

He creeps downstairs to investigate, throws open the back door, and where there used to be just a small yard he discovers a large and beautiful garden.

 

Clearly, something strange is happening; every time the clock strikes thirteen Tom is transported back in time to the secret garden where he befriends an unhappy Victorian orphan, Hatty, and they have a series of adventures. But just what is the secret behind the magical midnight garden?

We were very sad and sorry to have to close this production half-way through its successful run because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

CREATIVES

Based on the book by

Philippa Pearce

Adapted by

David Wood

Directed by

Robert Readman

Assistant director

Ed Atkin

Music

Ed Atkin

CAST

Mrs Bartholomew

Beryl Nairn

Tom

Jack Hambleton & Jimmy Dalgleish

Uncle Alan

Andrew Isherwood

Aunt Gwen

Maggie Smales

Peter

Ed Atkin

Susan

Alex Mather 

Hatty

Olivia Caley

Aunt Grace

Beryl Nairn

Abel

Andrew Isherwood

James

Jack Hambleton & Jimmy Dalgleish

Edgar

James Flemming

Hubert

Ed Atkin

Small Hatty

Hannah Schofield

Voices

Flo Poskitt, Alex Mather, Ed Atkin

Tour guide

Flo Poskitt

Sightseers/Skaters

Ensemble