Chichester’s much-loved 2018 musical production of an adaptation of a David Walliams book is ideal family viewing. It is available to view online now.
A bang on the head during a cricket match at his boarding school has landed twelve-year-old Tom in the children’s ward of the spooky Lord Funt Hospital. Luckily, he’s not on his own with the child-hating Matron and the scary-looking Porter. George, Amber, Robin and Sally are in there too, and they’re not taking things lying down. When the lights go out and the clock strikes twelve, they’re off. But will they let new boy Tom join their forbidden midnight adventures through the hospital’s labyrinthine realm?
This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness is adapted from David Walliams’s best selling children’s book of 2016.
This stage version is by Bryony Lavery, whose adaptations include Chichester’s hit family shows The Hundred and One Dalmatians (2014) and A Christmas Carol (2015), with music and lyrics by renowned musician and composer Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, 2017). It is directed by Dale Rooks.
The production is available until 29th May. Captions are available in English and Polish.
Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to the Chichester Festival Theatre to enable it to keep its doors open after this crisis has passed.
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