The Children’s Touring Partnership is a new producing partnership led by independent producer Fiery Angel and Chichester Festival Theatreand a consortium of major regional theatres. The Partnership seeks to tour imaginative and bold theatre of the highest quality, with a particular emphasis on producing work nationwide for children aged eight years and above. The Partnership links theatre to education through a variety of events, workshops and talks.
In 2014 the Partnership was awarded a grant from Arts Council England to tour the world premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas adapted by Angus Jackson from the best selling novel by John Boyne. The production toured England throughout the first half of 2015 after a two week opening run at Chichester Festival Theatre and delighted audiences throughout the country.
In 2011, the Partnership with a grant from Arts Council England toured a new stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's classic novel Goodnight Mister Tom. The production toured for 14 weeks and was a success with both critics and audiences. Later in 2011, the Children's Touring Partnership teamed up with the National Theatre to present Bristol Old Vic's musical adaptation of Swallows and Amazons by Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon. Swallows and Amazons opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London and played a limited Christmas season prior to a 17 week UK wide tour which delighted audiences both young and old.
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Reviews for Goodnight Mister Tom
“This adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s most successful book for children works like a charm”
“Enchanting. At the end, there isn’t a dry eye in the house. This show is going to be a big success – and I wouldn’t mind the Kleenex franchise.”
“It ends as children’s theatre should: adults audibly sniveling and children breathlessly attentive”
“A great evening… Angus Jackson’s wonderfully well staged, powerfully performed, atmospheric production… I’m still sniffling”
“The ever-excellent Oliver Ford Davies turns in a beautifully honed performance… an often moving production and I for one admit to shedding the odd tear”