The Famous Five: A New Musical

Music & Lyrics by Theo Jamieson, Book by Elinor Cook
Based on books by Enid Blyton

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A gang is always worth five times more than the sum of all its parts.

George isn’t happy at the idea of being lumbered with three unknown cousins for the summer, and her devoted dog Timmy agrees. Her cousins aren’t keen on the prospect either. Julian’s struggling to live up to the responsibility of being the eldest; Anne is working out how to make her voice heard; while Dick would like everyone to stop fussing and focus on more important things. Like sandwiches.

But out in the bay lies Kirrin Island, with a ruined castle rumoured to harbour secrets. And it quickly becomes clear that five heads are better than one when it comes to solving mysteries…

Soon the Famous Five are on a daring mission with the future of the planet at stake!

Based on Enid Blyton’s multi-million-selling novels, this brand new musical written by Elinor Cook, with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson, is an exciting and heart-warming family treat celebrating adventure, bravery and friendship.

Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, directs this co-production. Her work includes the Olivier award-winning Home, I’m Darling, Peter Gill’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya and productions for Shakespeare’s Globe, Bush Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and in the West End.

A co-production with Theatr Clwyd

Enid Blyton and The Famous Five are registered trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited.

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Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Cast List

Tamara Harvey


Lucy Osborne


Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster


David White

Musical Supervisor

Katherine Rockhill

Musical Director

Theo Jamieson


Johanna Town

Lighting Designer

Dan Samson

Sound Designer

Ash J Woodward

Video Designer

Charlotte Sutton CDG

Casting Director

Francesca Goodridge

Associate Director

Benjamin Holder

Associate Musical Supervisor

Luke Child

Production Manager

Access performances

Access performances

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October 2022
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November 2022
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Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
Previews/Press Night£10£10£10£20£25
All other performances£10£19£25£30£35
  • Friends Priority Saver: Book the same number of tickets for four or more productions and save 20%. All Saver tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction. Only available during Friends Priority Booking period (12-18 March)
  • Friends Single Production Discount: £2 off non-saver tickets
  • Groups 8+ Monday and Tuesday evenings: £25 per ticket
  • Groups 8+ Wednesday - Friday: £5 off each ticket
  • Groups 40+ Wednesday - Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser
  • School and College Groups 10+ Monday - Friday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
  • Over 60s Monday - Thursday: £2 off
  • Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Half Price
  • Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Standby from one hour before the performance: £8.50
  • Family tickets (excludes Saturday evenings): Half Price for up to four U16s with every full price paying adult. Discounts applied at the checkout. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
  • Book early for the best prices Prices are guaranteed until Monday 4 April and are then subject to change
  • All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
  • All venues: Discounts do not apply to Previews and Press Nights
  • Festival Theatre: Discounts apply to top three price bands only (apart from Schools and College Groups)
  • Festival Theatre: Some seating areas may not be available for all performances
  • Friends: Up to four discounted tickets per production
  • Access tickets may be available for Access Members Log in to your account to see Access seats
  • £5 Prologue Tickets may be available for 16-30 year olds Log in to your account to see Prologue seats

Content & Themes

At CFT, we want everyone to feel truly welcome and comfortable. While we try not to give away plot twists and narrative surprises, we also recognise that some people may find certain themes distressing. You’ll find guidance on such content for relevant productions below; please be aware that by reading this, some elements of the plot may be revealed. Please note that these may be updated nearer the time of each production as staging details are confirmed.

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Language: None
Nudity: None
Violence: None
Themes: Adventure, freedom, growing up, being part of a team, saving the planet.

Children's Afternoon Tea or Picnic Boxes

Children's Afternoon Tea

Spend some special time with your nearest and dearest while savouring all the sumptuous delights of Caper & Berry’s Children’s Afternoon Tea. 

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Childrens Afternoon Tea With Caper Berry New Version.

Nostalgic Picnic Box

Maybe its something to do with fresh air, freedom and the adventures that make the Famous Five picnics sound so delicious? Inspired by this we've created a simple treat, perfect for little ones bound on an adventure. Our picnic boxes include ham or cheese sandwiches, a fresh piece of fruit, melt-in-the-mouth shortbread or a delicious cupcakes and unlimited squash. £5 per child.

Cracking cakes, tasty treats and lashings of delicious drinks are available in the Café on the Park before the show. 

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Age Guidance 
Ages 7+