The Box of Delights – in conversation with Piers Torday, Justin Audibert and Patricia Cumper


December 10, 2018, 16.30 at Wilton's Music Hall

Please join us this December for a special festive event to hear me (adaptor of Box of Delights), the production’s director Justin Audibert (Artistic Director, Unicorn Theatre) and award-winning playwright, producer and director Patricia Cumper, discussing the challenges and rewards of adapting an original work for stage. Hosted by the Society of Authors’ Theo Jones, you’ll get a fascinating insight into the book to stage process, and a chance to pose your own questions at the end.
An action-packed festive tale, The Box of Delights is based on the 1935 children’s fantasy novel of the same name by Poet Laureate John Masefield – whose literary estate is represented by the Society of Authors – and returns to the east London music hall after its critically-acclaimed and sold out world premiere last year. This year’s production welcomes back some old faces alongside brand-new cast members.
Celebrating the show’s return Piers Torday writes: “I am as proud as punch that The Box of Delights is returning to Wilton’s this Christmas. It is such a thrill to introduce today’s children to one of the great original classics of magical adventure fantasy.”