TRAVEL back in time this February half term with children’s literary classic Tom’s Midnight Garden at the New Theatre from Tuesday, February 25– Saturday, March 1.

Tom has always been told it’s impossible to travel back in time, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, Tom is transported to a secret garden from the past. Here he meets Hatty and together these two new friends enjoy fantastic adventures in a magical wonderland. But with each new journey through time, strange things begin to happen – and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden.

Tom’s Midnight Garden features ghostly illusions, spellbinding music and an extraordinary cast that will take you on a very special journey through time itself – a truly memorable theatrical experience to enthral children (ages four-plus) and adults alike.

First published in 1958, Tom’s Midnight Garden is an acclaimed and timeless children’s classic that won the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature in 1959. For the Carnegie’s 70th anniversary celebration in 2007 it was voted second most popular Medal-winning work ever by a public ballot. It repeatedly features in critic’s top ten of the best ever children’s books and is fondly remembered by many adults as well as being rediscovered afresh by each new generation of children. Critic, John Rowe Townsend, said: "If I were asked to name a single masterpiece of English children's literature since the Second World War ... it would be this, an outstandingly beautiful and absorbing book."

Tom’s Midnight Garden is at the New Theatre from Tuesday, February 25–Saturday, March 1. Tickets are on sale now with prices from £5 to £19.50. For further details about the show or to book tickets visit or call the box office on (029) 2087 8889.

All ticket prices include a 50p seating improvement contribution and online sales carry a small additional transaction charge