Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

By Arthur Ransome Adapted by Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)
 
Paperback, 120 pages Online Price:
£7.99
ISBN: 9781848422377
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 15th December 2011
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Category: Literary adaptations, Modern drama (post-1945), Plays for young people (12-18 years)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Bristol Old Vic, 2010, then West End, 2011, and touring

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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.

'Warm hearted, affectionate and fun'

- Daily Telegraph

'Perfect – a brilliant feat of nerve and humour'

- Daily Mail

'Full of wild adventure'

- Guardian

'Infectious... Helen Edmundson provides a sprightly script'

- Financial Times

Helen Edmundson is a multi-award-winning writer who is well known for her adaptations for Shared Experience and the National Theatre, as well as her original plays.

Neil Hannon is a singer and songwriter, the creator of pop group The Divine Comedy.


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