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The Box of Delights 

17/12/2018 - 22/12/2018


Wilton's
1 Graces Alley,
(off Ensign Street),
London,
E1 8JB

 


 

Show Details

By Piers Torday and based on the novel by John Masefield

A Co-Production by Wilton's Music Hall and Hero Productions

 

The Box of Delights wowed audiences and critics last time round and returns to Wilton’s this Christmas, back by popular demand for a limited run of 45 performances.

 

Based on the much–loved and critically acclaimed festive children's classic by Poet Laureate John Masefield, a direct forerunner to Narnia and Harry Potter, known to many through the legendary BBC adaptation. You can now experience the enthralling wonder of Masefield's world for yourself, from flying cars to fiery phoenixes.


Once upon a time, there were two great sorcerers, Ramon Lulli and Arnold of Todi. To decide who was the most powerful, they made a wager. Who could invent the most incredible magical power, never seen before?

 

After a year, Ramon returned with an elixir, which would grant the drinker eternal life. But then Arnold revealed his invention .

A box of his own invention. A mysterious and wondrous Box of Delights, with dark powers.

Before Ramon could respond, Arnold disappeared, taking his Box with him.

 

Now centuries later, a boy on a train travelling home for the holidays, is about to be drawn into an ancient magical struggle, that will see him fighting not just for his life, but to save Christmas itself. 

 

Watch out, Kay Harker, for the wolves are running…

 

Creative Team
Writer: Piers Torday
Director: Justin Audibert
Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting Designer: Anna Watson
Composer and Sound Designer: Ed Lewis
Video Designer: Nina Dunn
Movement Director: Simon Pittman
Puppetry Designer: Samuel Wyer
Casting Director: Vicky Richardson
Associate Director: Hannah Joss

 

What the press say

"Captures the dreamlike strangeness of a much loved Christmas classic." - Radio Times

"Truly charming festive treat that will thrill the kids while entrancing the adults.  Recommended." - What's On Stage

"The small enchantments keep coming and the setting is the genuinely magical Wilton's." - Sunday Times

Showtime

19:30 with 14:30 matinees on Tues, Thurs, Sat

Pricing

From £12.50

Warnings

Suitable for ages 7+



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Venue Details

Wilton's
1 Graces Alley,
(off Ensign Street),
London,
E1 8JB

020 3468 5670

Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving Grand Music Hall and London's best kept secret. This stunning and atmospheric building is led by Frances Mayhew and produces an exciting programme of imaginative, diverse and distinct entertainment including theatre, music, comedy, cinema and cabaret.



http://www.wiltons.org.uk

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