LONDON – The Children’s Theatre Partnership (CTP) and Royal & Derngate, Northampton present a UK Tour of the Nottingham Playhouse production of Holes, written by Louis Sachar and directed by Adam Penford. The production will open at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 24th January 2020 before embarking on a UK tour, with stops in Nottingham, Coventry, Newcastle and more.
In this new adaptation of the multi-award-winning novel of the same name, this thrilling off-beat comedy adventure which tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, born into a family cursed with bad luck and finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five-foot wide by five-foot deep, every day. He is told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on?
When Louis Sachar wrote Holes, it won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Louis also wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film adaptation. This production will be directed by Adam Penford, the Artistic Director at Nottingham Playhouse since 2016.
Holes begins its tour at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 24th January 2020. For tickets and full tour dates, visit their website here