PHILIPPA Pearce’s classic novel Tom’s Midnight Garden is being brought to the Black Country stage with Stourbridge Theatre Company’s latest production.

Based on the 1958 children’s story about a young lad who travels back in time to Victorian England, the play – which has been adapted for stage by David Wood – will be at Stourbridge Town Hall from Thursday, November 23, to Saturday, November 25.

Tom’s Midnight Garden was an allegory for life, love and friendship that prompted British critic and writer, John Rowe Townsend, to hail it “one of the tiny handful of masterpieces of English children’s literature”.

The story is regarded by many as a modern classic and won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children.

Tickets for Stourbridge Town Hall production, which starts at 7.30pm each night, costing £10 for adults and £8 for concessions, as well as a 2pm matinee on Saturday costing £8, are available online at, from the French Deli, in Coventry Street, or by calling the box office on 0333 666 3366.