ANOTHER bestselling series of children’s books comes to the stage to provide festive shows at Newtown’s Hafren theatre in "Tom Gates: Live on Stage!"

Based on the popular books by Liz Pichon, this brand new story of Tom Gates is brought to you by the award-winning team behind “Horrible Histories” and “Gangsta Granny” which have been previous Christmas shows at Newtown.

For the first time ever it’s live on stage providing pure fun for the whole family whether you’re a lover of the books or new to Tom and his friends!

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 Mr Fullerman won’t let him go on the School Trip.

Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom’s annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework?

Entertaining, funny and exceptionally feel-good, Tom Gates is jam-packed with Liz Pichon’s illustrations which are amazingly animated for the stage.

Liz Pichon has written and illustrated many books including nearly 20 in the Tom Gates series which have translated into 43 languages and has sold over five million copies around the world.

She has also worked as an art director in the music industry, and her freelance design work has appeared on a range of products.

Liz herself says: “This truly amazing show brings my books wonderfully to life in a fantastically funny and visually mesmerizing way. It’s a total feast for the eyes and ears and I couldn’t be prouder of it.”

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.

School shows start on Wednesday, and there are also shows at 6.30pm on Friday, December 6; and at 2 and 6.30pm this Saturday, December 7, at The Hafren, with ticket availability, including family tickets, from the box office on 01686 614555.