When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie Willow and her brother, Nick are evacuated to a small village in the Welsh countryside. Billeted with the kind but timid Auntie Lou and her miserly brother, Mr Evans, the children quickly learn that this is a place unlike any they have ever known and begin to discover the joys, and terrors, the countryside possesses.
From the whispering woods of Druid’s Grove to the harvest fields, the children get to know and love their new world and the characters that inhabit it; the aging, glamorous Mrs Gotobed, Mr Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own, and Hepzibah Green, the mysterious housekeeper with her tales of magic and wonder and a terrifying curse…
Following their hugely popular productions of Blue Remembered Hills and Our Town, Apollo Theatre Company return with this brand new production, bringing Nina Bawden’s classic novel to the stage in a feast of story-telling and nostalgia fit for the whole family.
The strong ensemble cast includes John Griffiths (Entertaining Mr Sloane - Curve; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - national tour; The Sound of Music - Palladium), Nova Skipp (Aspects of Love - Prince of Wales and tour; Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty’s) and Amanda Reed (The History Boys - The National; When we Are Married - Garrick).
Presented by Apollo Theatre Company
By Nina Bawden
Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves
Directed by Tim Astley
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 13:30 to Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 19:30
Wed & Thur eve 7:00pm
Fri & Sat eve 7:30pm
Wed & Fri mats 1:30pm
Thur & Sat mats 2:30pm
Running times: Act 1 65 mins, Interval 15 mins, Act 2 50 mins