Tove Jansson story dramatised at the Unicorn

Date Posted: 10/05/2014

Douglas Rintoul returns to the Unicorn theatre in London to direct Sara Kestelman in The Summer Book, running from 7th to 29th June.

This year marks the centenary of Tove Jansson’s birth and the story captures much of the writer’s own experience of her youth.

Set on a remote island in Finland, six year-old Sophia and her grandmother while away the summer months together and gradually a deep yet understated love emerges between the two – one that encompasses not just their relationship but the island itself.

About Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson is recognised as one of the leading children’s authors of the 20th century, but she was also a prolific painter, illustrator and comic strip author.

She is best known as the creator of the Moomins, which spawned a series of books for children that have been translated throughout the world inspiring a television series, films, an opera and theme parks.

The Summer Book is suitable for school groups of children aged six and above. School trip organisers can claim a discounted ticket rate.

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