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50 Years of Suddenlies

Thursday 15th June

David Wood and Libby Purves: 50 Years of Suddenly

Playwright David Wood celebrates 50 years of children’s theatre with a special evening of conversation and reflection hosted by Libby Purves.

Date and time: Thursday 6 April, 18:00 – 19:00

Venue: The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Price and age: £10/£8, ages 14+

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For over 50 years, playwright David Wood has been delighting and amazing children across the world with his adaptations of some of the best loved children’s stories ever written. From The Tiger Who Came to Tea, to Tom’s Midnight Garden, and countless Roald Dahl stories, his plays are now performed worldwide to critical acclaim. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that Wood’s work has been recognized at the highest level; he was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and he has been described by the Times as ‘the national children’s dramatist’.

To mark the 50th anniversary of his career The Story Museum is proud to present an evening of conversation and reflection hosted by BBC Radio 4’s Libby Purves. David will be talking about his fascinating life and career and will be signing books after the event. Guaranteed to be an entertaining evening fans of theatre and children’s literature alike, this a rare opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s most prolific and celebrated playwrights.

David Wood: 50 Years of Suddenlies takes place on the 6 April at 18:00. Tickets are £10/£8 and can be bought at or by calling the ticket office on 01865 305305. The event is suitable for ages 14+.

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