Swallows and Amazons - Vaudeville Theatre

Pro reviewers average 2014-07-30 **This show is at the Vaudeville Theatre, though it is being produced by the National Theatre** All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly... **This show is at the Vaudeville Theatre, though it is being produced by the National Theatre** All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies. 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. 4.1
Running dates from Dec 15 2011 to Jan 14 2012
Theatre Vaudeville Theatre
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Overview, Cast and Creatives

Genre Musical
Synopsis
**This show is at the Vaudeville Theatre, though it is being produced by the National Theatre**

All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies.

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.

Author Arthur Ransome
Helen Edmundson
Director Tom Morris
Toby Sedgwick
Featured Actors/Actresses Akiya Henry
Richard Holt
Katie Moore
Stewart Wright
Celia Adams
Sophie Waller
Greg Barnett
Francesca Bradley
Neal Craig
Adrian Garratt
Alison George
Hilary Tones
Jon Trenchard
Set Designer Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting Designer James Farncombe
Costume Designer Robert Innes Hopkins
Sound Jason Barnes
Music Neil Hannon
Orchestrator Sam Kenyon