Swallows and Amazons (stage version)


ISBN: 9781848422377
Author: By Arthur Ransome Adapted by Helen Edmundson, Neil Hannon
Publication Date: 15/12/2011
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 120pp.
Availability: Available


Arthur Ransome’s famous and much-loved children’s classic is brought thrillingly to life in Helen Edmundson’s wonderfully theatrical adaptation, with ‘delightfully catchy and often witty’ (Telegraph) songs by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy

When John, Susan, Titty and Roger are granted their wish to set sail on their beloved boat Swallow, they know it will be the summer holiday of a lifetime. But their adventure truly begins when they encounter Nancy and Peggy, the self-proclaimed Amazon Pirates, and the dastardly Captain Flint.

This adaptation was first performed at the Bristol Old Vic in 2010. It had its West End premiere in 2011.

Blog Post: read Helen Edmundson’s blog post on how she adapted Arthur Ransome’s book for the stage…

‘Warm hearted, affectionate and fun’
Daily Telegraph

‘Perfect – a brilliant feat of nerve and humour’
Daily Mail

‘Full of wild adventure’

‘Infectious… Helen Edmundson provides a sprightly script’
Financial Times

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