Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden – New Theatre Cardiff

As a half term treat we were very lucky to be given tickets to see the show Tom’s Midnight Garden in the New Theatre in Cardiff this week.

The show is an adaptation of Philippa Pearce’s novel by the Birmingham Stage Company and the adaptation works wonderfully on stage. Clever lighting, scenery and some brilliant acting really brought the story to life and Bean was transfixed. Hubby and I really enjoyed it too so it wasn’t one that was just for the children!

What I particularly liked about it was the way it brought music (and musicians) to the stage and the lighting of the secret garden and scenery was beautiful. It had a truly magical feel and particularly in the ice skating scene I felt like I was actually there.

Without giving the story away the plot is a lovely, traditional story which makes such a change for children’s shows at the moment. It was great to be transported back in time for a couple of hours and to be captivated and enthralled by such a magical story.

I’d highly recommend this show for children of Bean’s age and above (6+). We did take Jelly Baby but it was too old for her to follow really but she listened to the music and enjoyed the atmosphere!

Disclosure – we were given a family ticket for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions are honest and my own.


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