Marlborough Repertory Society presents
A Boathouse Theatre Production
The Book of Everything
Adapted by Richard Tulloch
Directed by a “Marlborough living treasure” Duncan Whiting
Magical and beautifully moving, The Book of Everything is an enchanting stage adaptation of the classic children’s story, by Guus Kuijer. Duncan Whiting has used the power of live theatre to create a dramatic and funny experience unlike anything we have seen in Blenheim before.
Thomas is nine… nearly ten and sees things that others don’t – a plague of frogs, a hail storm in summer, tropical fish in the canals of Amsterdam. He’s keeping a diary, The Book of Everything, in which he records all that he sees. One day he writes his greatest wish, “When I grow up I want to be happy”.
It is 1951 and to escape an unhappy household and violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible and eventually he learns what it means to be brave.
The Book of Everything celebrates the limitless power of imagination and of the heart. This production should be seen by everyone aged 10 to 110.
On-stage 22 June to 2 July 7:30 pm
Family performance 4pm Sunday 26 June
Book now at TicketDirect
Student 15+ $20
Under 15 $16
Service fees may apply