Magical and beautifully moving, The Book of Everything is an enchanting stage adaptation of the classic children’s story, by Guus Kuijer. Duncan Whiting has used the power of live theatre to create a dramatic and funny experience unlike anything we have seen in Blenheim before.
Thomas sees things that others don’t — a plague of green frogs, a hailstorm in summer, tropical fish in the canals of Amsterdam. He’s keeping a diary, The Book of Everything, in which he records all that he sees. One day, he writes his greatest wish: “When I grow up, I’m going to be happy”.
It’s 1951, and to escape an unhappy household with a violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible — odd encounters with Jesus, befriending the witch next door and falling in love for the very first time. Eventually he learns what it means to be brave.
Beautifully adapted from the novel by Guus Kuijer, THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING celebrates the limitless power of imagination and of the heart. Mothers, nephews, grandfathers, daughters, cousins, boyfriends, sisters, friends — this is theatre for anyone aged 10 — 110.