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

Location: Wilton's Music Hall
Address: Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB
Event time: 4.30pm/5.30pm
A special festive event in conversation with The Box of Delights scriptwriter, director and producer along with a performance in the evening.

Event details

Please join us this December for a special festive event to hear The Box of Delights scriptwriter Piers Torday, 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."

SoA members can book discounted £5 tickets with the promo code sent to all members. This code is exclusive to members of the SoA.

Discounted tickets are also on offer to SoA members for the evening performance of The Box of Delights, which follows the event at 7.30pm – Stalls £20; Balcony £15, subject to availability. You can book your tickets here.

Any questions, please email Sophia A Jackson at the SoA and members can also email for the promo code.