The Box Of Delights Archives is the world’s largest fan site about The Box Of Delights book by John Masefield, adaptations for Radio, Television, Theatre, Music, Film, information, photos and trivia etc. In the story Kay Harker and Punch and Judy man Cole Hawlings try to keep the wondrous “The Box Of Delights” from Abner Brown and his gang. The wolves are running and Kay and his friends encounter mystery and magical adventures in the Christmas classic.
The book was adapted for television by the BBC in 1984.
The book by John Masefield was first published in 1935. Further publications have been released.
The book was adapted for radio by the BBC in 1943, 1948, 1955, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1995.
1943 Radio Series Children’s Hour BBC Home Service
1948 Radio Series Children’s Hour BBC Home Service
1955 Radio Series Children’s Hour BBC Home Service
1966 Radio Play Saturday Night Theatre BBC Home Service
1974 Radio Play 4th Dimension BBC Radio 4
1977 Radio Play Saturday Night Theatre BBC Radio 4
1995 Radio Series Full Cast Dramatisation BBC Radio 4
The book was adapted for theatre by Gareth Jones and Jon Francis at Hailsham and Brighton in 1994 and Eastbourne in 1996, by Piers Torday at Wilton’s Music Hall London in 2017 and 2018 and by 2Faced Dance Company at Hereford in 2019.
1994 Musical Theatre Hailsham Community College
1994 Musical Theatre Preston Park Brighton
1996 Musical Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne
2017 Wilton’s Music Hall London (External link)
2018 Wilton’s Music Hall London (External link)
2019 17-23 December Hereford by 2Faced Dance Company (External link)
Adaptations often use music by Victor Hely-Hutchinson used in the first radio series, alongside other background music.
1984 TV Music Soundtrack By Roger Limb And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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By: The Box Of Delights Archives
Published: November 20, 2014 Modified: November 21, 2019