Theatre Listing: Tom Gates Live on Stage, April 2019

Coming to Preston Guild Hall in April, it’s Liz Pichon’s incredible creation, Tom Gates!


First class shows Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories were brought to us by The Birmingham Stage Company. Now, they are bringing Tom Gates!

The show follows Tom as he tries to keep out of trouble while things go increasingly wrong at home and school. It features favourite characters from the stories including Tom’s best friends Derek and Norman and their band Dogzombies. It’s not easy to impress Amy Porter and moany Marcus Meldew is doing his best to disrupt things. Meanwhile their teacher Mr Fullerman keeps his beady eye on them all. Things aren’t made easier when his grandparents – The Fossils – announce a big surprise and his Mum, Dad and sister Delia are doing everything to make his life difficult, which means Tom will need all the help he can get to save the day!

Tom Gates is an amazing adventure series for all the family, especially for children from 5 to 12. My two eldest children are long time fans of the Tom Gates books, and with 14 in the series they have without doubt encouraged my children’s love of reading.

The show is adapted by Liz Pichon and Neal Foster. Music is by Mark Flannery, and the show is directed by Neal Foster. Jackie Trousdale is the designer, lighting is by Jason Taylor and sound is by Nick Sagar.

Get Tickets

Tom Gates: Live On Stage will be performed at Preston Guild Hall from Wednesday 10th April until Sunday 14th April. Tickets can be found online or by calling the Box Office on 01772 804444.

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