Swallows and Amazons

Cast: 5f 6m doubling

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £130 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422377Publication Date:
15 Dec 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780015248Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (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

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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.

A note on the amateur performance fee

The fee of £130 plus VAT per performance quoted on this page applies only to productions by educational institutions (e.g. schools, colleges and universities). For all other groups, the fee payable is £170 plus VAT per performance. This fee includes both the performing licence and music rights.

For more information, please contact the Performing Rights Manager at rights@nickhernbooks.co.uk.

 

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: £130 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,120 pages ISBN: 9781848422377Publication Date:
15 Dec 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,120 pages ISBN: 9781780015248Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Helen Edmundson:

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

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