Tom's Midnght Garden at Samuel French

We spotted this display of the script for Tom’s Midnight Garden in the window of Samuel French in London and couldn’t resist sharing it. This is one of the classic children’s books of the mid 20th century: although set in the 1950s the tale of Tom who has to go and live in a tiny, dull flat with his aunt and uncle and finds relief in a mysterious-victorian garden, and its inhabitants, that appear only at the stroke of thirteen every night still appeals and resonates with kids of all ages. The book has been adapted for the stage by David Wood – find his script in our listings here.

If you are in London then Samuel French theatre bookstore on Warren Street is a mecca for anyone with an interest in theatre – it has one of the largest selections of performance play scripts available anywhere in the world.