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The Midnight Gang
A play by Maryam Master, based on the best-selling novel by David Walliams
Don’t miss award-winning author, David Walliam’s best-selling book come to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of imagination.
Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook’s Hospital, away from his family and at the mercy of evil Matron. Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas. They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang.
Each night when the clock strikes midnight, The Midnight Gang go on a series of amazing journeys as they turn the hospital into the places they’ve always wanted to go and make dreams come true.
Join the team behind The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy for this magical adventure, jam-packed full of heart-warming characters and witty humour.
Schools: Suitable for Years 3 – 6
General Public: Suitable for ages 6 – 12 and their families
Audience Information: This production contains a small amount of theatrical haze
Important notice: Following the NSW Health update, staff and visitors (13 years and older) must wear masks at The Joan. Please bring a mask with you for entry. All of us here at Q Theatre will be wearing them too. For more information on how you can help us keep our community safe, please click here.
Cast & Creatives
Susanna Dowling / Director
Maryam Master / Playwright
Isla Shaw / Designer
Matthew Marshall / Lighting Designer
James Brown / Sound Designer
Marg Howell / Costume Supervisor
18 Mar 2021 1:00 pm
18 Mar 2021 6:00 pm
19 Mar 2021 9:30 am
19 Mar 2020 12:30 pm
19 Mar 2021 2:30 pm
(1 free teacher per 10 students)
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School Bookings and Resources
The Midnight Gang is recommended for Years 3 – 6 (Stages 2 – 3). The dedicated schools performances for this production are:
Thursday 18 March 2021 at 1pm
Friday 19 March 2021 at 9:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.
Find out more about our venue, location, how to get here and other practicalities around booking and download our risk assessment form by visiting our ‘Information for Teachers’ page here.
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4735 7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Tuned – Curriculum Links and Resources for The Midnight Gang will be available for schools in January 2021!
A lovely journey which shows children using their imagination to create magic, hopefully inspiring the audience to do the same.Stage Whispers
A COVID-19 Safety Message
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Following the NSW Health update, staff and visitors (13 years and older) must wear masks at The Joan. Please bring a mask with you for entry. All of us here at The Joan will be wearing them too.
For more information on how you can help us keep our community safe, please click here.