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By Mary Norton
Adapted by Theresa Heskins

‘A big-hearted family show’ WhatsOnStage

‘Captivating from start to finish’ Muddy Stilettos

‘A perfect family treat’ Newbury Weekly News

‘Inventively designed’ The Stage

‘Tarek Merchant’s lively musical score is skilfully played by the company’ British Theatre Guide

Thu 16 Nov 2017 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Quick, clever and only four inches tall, The Borrowers live happily under the floorboards of a huge house. Bold young Arrietty dreams of exploring the big blue-skied world above their cosy home. But when she finally does, she’s spotted by a frightening ‘human bean’ and The Borrowers are thrown into peril. Will the tiny family escape before it’s too late? And are they ready for their greatest adventure yet? 

A big-hearted adventure story full of magical live music, book tickets now to join us for an action-packed Christmas treat!

Suitable for children aged 4+ and their larger ‘human beans’.

We regret that we are unable to admit children under 3 or babes in arms into the auditorium except for the relaxed performance on Saturday 9 December at 2.30pm. To book tickets for the relaxed performance, please call the box office on 01635 46044. Check out the new Christmas sale from top retailers.

Running Times
Act One: 41 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act Two: 46 minutes


The Borrowers Christmas Tea
For hungry adventurers with rumbling tummies, complete your visit with a tasty themed tea after the show. Available after all matinée performances during The Borrowers for £6.50. Find out more here. 
Call the box office on 01635 46044 to book your themed tea.

Directed by Paul Hart
Designed by Toots Butcher
Lighting by George Seal
Sound by David Gregory
Music composed by Tarek Merchant
Movement by Tom Jackson Greaves

Anna Fordham

Rich William / Eggletina

Frazer Hadfield


Natasha Karp

Mrs Driver

Ed MacArthur

Crampfurl / Spiller

Nenda Neurer


Matthew Romain


Charlotte Workman