“My nine-year-old daughter, Aggie, really loved it. How many stars would she give it? “Five!”
“This truly amazing show brings my books wonderfully to life in a fantastically funny and visually mesmerising way. It’s a total feast for the eyes and ears and I couldn’t be prouder of it!” – Liz Pichon
Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand-new story arrives in the Olympia Theatre Dublin for the very first time from July 3rd to 6th 2019.
Tom’s doing everything possible to stay out of trouble, but somehow, he’s got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means he can’t go on the SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom has annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework?
Brought to you by the award-winning producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny, this show is pure fun for the whole family, whether you’re a lover of the books or new to Tom Gates and his friends.
Entertaining, funny and exceptionally feel-good, TOM GATES is jam-packed with Liz Pichon’s illustrations which are amazingly animated for the stage. With brilliantly catchy tunes and hilarious performances, you’re guaranteed to leave the theatre with a huge smile on your face. So, climb aboard this world premiere production as it magically transports you into Tom’s amazing world!
Suitable: for ages 4+ and all the family
Running time: 2h 5m (inc 20 min interval)
Booster Seats: Free booster seats are available for the little ones during the show. A refundable deposit of €10 will be required which you can retrieve after the show when you return the seat.
Baby Changing Facilities: We have baby changing facilities in the ladies bathrooms on all levels, and in the gents bathrooms on the ground floor stalls level.
Children aged 12 months and under will not require a ticket for Tom Gates Live, they can sit on an adult’s lap for the performance.
Dates: Wed July 3rd to Sat July 6th, 2019
Show Times: Wed – Sat 7pm; Wed – Fri 2pm; Sat 2:30pm
Tickets: From €18
Phone: Olympia Theatre bookings Tel: 0818 719 330
In person: Olympia Theatre Box office and all Ticketmaster outlets
Special Needs Bookings: 01 516 9056
Group Bookings: To make a group booking for 10 or more people, please contact Ticketmaster Group Sales
Group Bookings telephone: +353 1 648 6029
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Additional charges may apply for agent, phone or online bookings
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Liz Pichon has published 15 Tom Gates books and the 16th is due in Oct 2019. They have been published in over 40 countries with more than 2 million copies sold in the UK alone. Tom Gates books have been awarded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, The Red House Book Award Best Book for Young Readers, the Waterstones Best Fiction for 5-12-year olds Prize and a Blue Peter Award for Best Story. A CD of songs from the books was released in 2016 and there are plans for a Tom Gates TV series.
Birmingham Stage Company, who are bringing this entertaining show to the Olympia Theatre, are one of the world’s most successful companies at staging children’s classics for family audiences. Their past triumphs include Horrible Histories, the David Walliams shows Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie and several adaptations of Dahl stories like George’s Marvelous Medicine and James and the Giant Peach.