18 Mar - 19 Mar 2021
60 Minutes

The Midnight Gang

A play by Maryam Master, based on the best-selling novel by David Walliams

Don’t miss award-winning author, David Walliams’ 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

Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the performance times have changed for the season of The Midnight Gang from those originally advertised. The dates and times listed on this webpage are current and up-to-date.

We strongly recommend all staff and visitors (12 years and older) wear masks inside The Joan.


THE MIDNIGHT GANG PYJAMA PARTY

Join in the fun and celebrate the mighty Midnight Gang coming to The Joan with our pyjama party!

Dress up in your best pyjamas and slippers and bring along your favourite soft toy to the evening performances of The Midnight Gang for your chance to win a magical prize pack. One audience member will be awarded the ‘Best Dressed Prize’ per night on Thursday 18 March and Friday 19 March 2021.

The winners will receive a copy of David Walliams’ latest book, Code Name Bananas and a double pass to see a performance of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark at The Joan in the Winter School Holidays.

Click here for the competition Terms and Conditions.


Cast & Creatives

Susanna Dowling / Director

Maryam Master / Playwright

Isla Shaw / Designer

Matthew Marshall / Lighting Designer

James Brown / Sound Designer

Marg Howell / Costume Supervisor

Emma Kew / Amber

Nicholas Starte / George/Doctor/Sir Quentin

Mathew Lee / Porter/Tootsie

Sarah Greenwood / Sally/Matron/Nelly

Alex Beauman / Tom

Imogen Millhouse / Company Stage Manager

Elliot Glass / Company Technical Manager

Emily Phillips / Assistant Stage Manager

18 Mar 2021 1:00 pm

18 Mar 2021 6:00 pm

19 Mar 2020 12:30 pm

19 Mar 2021 6:00 pm

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Schools Bookings and Resources

Schools Performances
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 12:30pm

Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the performance times have changed for the season of The Midnight Gang from those originally advertised. The dates and times listed on this webpage are current and up-to-date.

Price
We are delighted to announce a special offer for our local Primary Schools:
Kick off the school year with a theatrical version of The Midnight Gang – Tickets only $10 per student!

Duration
60 minutes (No interval plus a 15-minute Q&A following the performance on Thursday 18 March at 1pm)

Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

Enquiries
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

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A lovely journey which shows children using their imagination to create magic, hopefully inspiring the audience to do the same.

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A COVID-19 Safety Message

We're COVID Safe imageThe Joan is a registered COVID Safe venue and is following strict NSW Government guidelines and expert public health advice. Your health and safety is our priority.

Please click here to view our full COVID Safe Plan and our new ticketing Terms and Conditions.

Please note safety measures may change. We regularly update our processes based on the latest government advice.

In accordance with NSW Health regulations The Joan is operating at 75% of capacity from 7 December 2020.

The easing of restrictions includes the removal of physical distancing requirements in seated indoor venues, with mask-wearing strongly recommended.

There will be no vacant seats between bookings in seated indoor venues for all tickets sold from Friday 11 December. If your ticket was purchased prior to this date, and this change is problematic for you, please get in touch by email (boxoffice@penrith.city) or phone (02) 4723 7600.

It is the responsibility of every individual to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have experienced cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days, have a temperature and/or been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, it is our right to refuse you entry into our venue. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is extremely important to us. Please contact us before your event if any of the above applies to you.

We strongly recommend all staff and visitors (12 years and older) wear masks inside The Joan.

For more information on how you can help us keep our community safe, please click here.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

This show is...

Fun
Classic
Adventurous

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