Swallows and Amazons

All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies.

An action-packed musical adventure for the whole family, Swallows and Amazons is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination. This delightful and gloriously imaginative production is directed by Tom Morris who also co-directed the international smash hit War Horse, is written by Helen Edmundson, writer of the National Theatre’s astonishing Coram Boy, with music by Neil Hannon from the The Divine Comedy.

Swallows and Amazons was presented at London’s Vaudeville Theatre by the National Theatre and subsequently delighted audiences around the UK for 17 weeks.



“This is a show of wonder and delight… Catch it if you can”

“This joyous production for all ages celebrates youthful freedom and the imaginative power of the inner child.”

“Prefect – a brilliant feat of nerve and humour”

“Classic Ransome’s a cracker. A very happy show and an imaginative triumph”

“Dreams come to flamboyant life on stage”


Children's Touring Partnership Supported by Arts Council England