Tom Fletcher’s The Creakers stage show to make world premiere in Plymouth

The Creakers poster

Tom Fletcher is to bring his best-selling book The Creakers to the stage with a new musical.

The Theatre Royal Plymouth will host the world premiere over half-term from 25 October – 2 November 2024.

This musical spectacle, a collaboration between An Impossible Producing, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, brings together the creative genius of Miranda Larson for the book and Tom Fletcher himself for the music and lyrics. The production is directed and choreographed by TRP’s Associate Director, Tom Jackson Greaves (Whistle Down The Wind, Priscilla Queen of the Desert).

The story follows young Lucy, who, upon waking one morning, discovers that all the adults in her town have mysteriously vanished. Amid the chaos of a world without grown-ups, where school and bedtime are concepts of the past, Lucy, with her friends Norman and Ella, embarks on an extraordinary adventure to the world beneath her bed – the realm of The Creakers.

Tom Fletcher said: “I am SO excited that I can finally let the Creaker out of the bag! I have been secretly working with a team of brilliant creatives to turn my treasured best-selling spooky story THE CREAKERS into an adventure-filled stage musical that will premiere in Plymouth this Halloween Half Term. I can’t wait to tell you more about it soon. See you in Plymouth!”

Theatre Royal Plymouth Associate Director and show Director and Choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves added: “It is such a delight to bring this wonderful tale of adventure, sustainability and individuality to the stage. Tom Fletcher is an extraordinary creator of worlds and his composed songs for this show are utterly magical.

“It’s a constant delight to work with him, as we bring this production to life and ensure Lucy’s escapades from the book translate to the stage in the most theatrical and playful way possible!”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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