CHILDREN and adults alike are set to be enthralled by a magical winter production from Forest Forge Theatre Company.

Following the success of the company’s adaptation of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase in 2010, this year will see performances of another of Joan Aiken’s works, Midnight is a Place.

As with recent Forest Forge winter shows, the company has commissioned Russ Tunney to create a madcap script that will be brought to life with music, choreography and comedy.

The company will be working with professional actors on the production – with four actors becoming 20 characters in this year’s tale.

Midnight is a Place follows a young boy called Lucas and his new friend Anna-Marie, who live under the stewardship of Sir Randolph, owner of a dangerous carpet factory. When a mysterious fire forces them onto the streets, they face danger at every turn.

The performance will take audiences on a magical journey from the Midnight Court mansion to a dark and sinister carpet mill and into the sewers of the town of Blastburn.

Director Kirstie Davis said: “I am excited to be transporting our audiences back to the town of Blastburn for our new adaptation of Midnight is a Place.

“We look forward to continuing to entertain our audiences with a classic Forest Forge winter show and inviting families of all ages to celebrate with us.”

Midnight is a Place tours from Thursday, December 6 to Saturday, February 2.

It will be at Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood on December 8, Ibsley Village Hall on December 15 and Broad Chalke Village Hall on December 20 and 21.

Full details of tour dates and venues are available at For tickets visit the website or contact the venue.