An action-packed musical adventure for the whole family, Swallows and Amazons is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination.
Based on the much-loved book by Arthur Ransome, this delightful and gloriously imaginative production is directed by Tom Morris, co-director of the National Theatre’s Tony Award-winning smash hit War Horse and Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic where the show premiered to critical acclaim in 2010. Swallows and Amazons is written by Helen Edmundson who adapted the National’s acclaimed Coram Boy, with music by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.
‘This joyous production for all ages celebrates youthful freedom and the imaginative power of the inner child’ - Financial Times
Swallows and Amazons (The Children’s Touring Partnership in association with the National Theatre presenting Bristol Old Vic’s production) is one of the five productions nominated for Best Touring Production at the Theatre Awards UK 2012. The winner will be decided by public vote by readers of The Stage.
Voting for the Best Touring Production has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.