Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook’s Hospital, away from his family and at the mercy of evil Matron. Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas.
They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang. Each night when the clock strikes midnight, The Midnight Gang go on a series of amazing journeys as they turn the hospital into the places they’ve always wanted to go and make dreams come true.
The team behind The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy bring Walliams’ bestselling book to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of the imagination for children 6+ and their families.
David Walliams – comedian, actor and author – continues to take the children’s literary world by storm. His tenth novel, Bad Dad, was an immediate number one, following the triumph of The Midnight Gang, the biggest-selling children’s book of 2016.
World’s Worst Children 2, which published in early 2017, spent four weeks at industry number one and eight weeks at the top of the children’s chart. They have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim – and Ratburger, Demon Dentist and Awful Auntie have all won the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.
Walliams’ books have now exceeded 100 non-consecutive weeks in the children’s number-one spot, and have been translated into 53 languages, selling more than 32 million copies worldwide.
Director: Susanna Dowling Featuring: Alex Beauman, Sarah Greenwood, Emma Kew, Mathew Lee, Nicholas Starte Designer: Isla Shaw Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall Sound Designer: James Brown Costume Supervisor: Marg Howell Company Technical Manager: Elliot Glass Company Stage Manager: Imogen Millhouse Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Phillips
To be presented at 25 venues across Australia, The Midnight Gang will play at the Drum Theatre, Dandenong (7 – 8 April); Regent Theatre, Melbourne (9 – 11 April); The Art House, Wyong (14 April); The Concourse, Chatswood (16 – 18 April); Theatre Royal, Hobart (27 April); Geelong Arts Centre (1 May). For more information and additional performance venues, visit: www.cdp.com.au for details.
Image: The Midnight Gang by David Walliams, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Illustrations © Tony Ross 2016