Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

Cast: 5f 6m doubling

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422377Publication Date:
15 Dec 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780015248Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Bristol Old Vic, 2010, then West End, 2011, and touring

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

By Arthur Ransome Adapted by Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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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.

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

The original production used adult actors to portray the children.

The music score by Neil Hannon is available on request. Please enquire for fees. The quoted performance fee is for the play without music.

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

Press Quotes

'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

Cast: 5f 6m doubling

Staging:can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422377Publication Date:
15 Dec 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780015248Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Helen Edmundson:

Small Island (stage version)
Thérèse Raquin (Theatre Royal Bath version)
Gone to Earth (stage version)
War and Peace (stage version)
The Heresy of Love
Coram Boy (stage version)
The Clearing
Mary Shelley
Queen Anne
Orestes: Blood and Light
Life is a Dream
Anna Karenina (stage version)
Mother Teresa is Dead
The Mill on the Floss (stage version)

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