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Arthur Darvill pens children's show for National Theatre

The ”Doctor Who” and ”Once” star has written the music for an adaptation of ”I Want My Hat Back”

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Two new children's shows have been announced at the National Theatre; an adaptation of Jon Klassen's 2011 book I Want My Hat Back and Ben Power's new version of The Comedy of Errors for young audiences.

I Want My Hat Back has a book and lyrics by Joel Horwood and music by Arthur Darvill (Once, Our Boys), and plays in the Temporary Theatre from 12 November until 2 January.

Directed by Wils Wilson and designed by Fly Davis, the production is based on Jon Klassen’s witty book which has fast become a modern children’s classic.

Bijan Sheibani directs Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors with daytime performances in the Temporary Theatre from 21 October – 6 November.

Described as a 'fast-paced and energetic re-telling of Shakespeare’s hilarious and moving farce' the production is aimed at 8-12 year olds.