NODA Review: Tom's Midnight Garden

Sleaford Little Theatre

Reviewed By: Peter Breach
Producer/Director: Hilary Shields

I thought the very commendable interpretation of this charming story was sensitively and skilfully directed. It was performed by a competent cast that included several young persons who demonstrated some fine acting talent. The characterisation and clear diction from the players was impressive, especially from Tom (Oliver Harrod) and Young Hatty (Anna Albuixech). The set was cleverly designed and enhanced by a lighting plan that highlighted different locations without necessitating the movement of props or furniture. The garden scene was particularly attractive and skilfully painted, with the many sound effects adding detail to the storyline. The carefully chosen costumes accurately reflected the fashions of the late Victorian period and the 1950’s. Congratulations to all who were involved in this heart-warming production.