Tuesday 17 October 2017

The Box of Delights - Wilton's Music Hall, London - From £15.75

The Box of Delights is a magical and festive adventure like no other, in which one boy must enlist the help of the heroes of the past, to defeat the evil in his present. The very future of Christmas itself depends upon him. Coming to Wilton's Music Hall in London, this marks the World Stage Premiere of Poet Laureate John Masefield’s 1935 Christmas classic, The Box of Delights, re-imagined especially for Wilton’s by Piers Torday, whose work includes The Last Wild trilogy (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize) and There May Be a Castle.
Kay Harker is on the train home from school for the holidays. But this Christmas will be different. His parents are dead and in the snow, and the wolves are running. On the train he meets an old magician, Cole Hawlings, who charges Kay with protecting his Box of Delights, a wondrous device with time travelling powers. But when the old man mysteriously disappears, Kay faces the fight of his life to protect the Box, and with it, the people he loves. Cole’s nemesis, the wicked sorcerer Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Box.