Drawing competition with Piers Torday and The Box of Delights

To celebrate Piers Today’s spellbinding new novel, The Lost Magician, and the return of The Box of Delights to Wilton’s Music Hall this December, we’re running a fantastic drawing competition!

For the chance to win some exciting prizes, all your Key Stage 2 (years 3-6) pupils need to do is draw or paint a picture of what they imagine might be contained within the magical Box of Delights. The winning entry will be printed on the front cover of The Box of Delights programme for the duration of the production’s run at Wilton’s, 30th November – 5th January. The winner will also receive four tickets to see a performance of their choice of The Box of Delights (subject to availability) and the winner’s school will receive £100 of books, including all of Piers Torday’s books.

What your pupils need to do:
  • Make a picture of what they think might be in the Box of Delights.
  • Use any materials, techniques or processes (for example drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer aided design, collage, montage) to make their piece, as long as the entry is two dimensional.
  • The entry must be no bigger than A4.
  • Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, boldness and impact. Judges will include: Piers Torday and members of The Box of Delights company.
  • Submit work to: The Box of Delights Competition, Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB
  • Please download the entry form here and enclose it with each entry.

The competition closes on Friday 19th November at 12.00 (midday). Wilton’s Music Hall will not be able to return submitted work. For more details click here.

Schools will receive one free teacher ticket when they book ten student tickets. Get your tickets now.

About the Production:

Stylish and absorbing show that will delight audiences of all ages. (Evening Standard ★★★★ December 2017)

Once upon a time, there were two great sorcerers, Ramon Lulli and Arnold of Todi. To decide who was the most powerful, they made a wager. Who could invent the most incredible magical power, never seen before?

After a year, Ramon returned with an elixir, which would grant the drinker eternal life. But then Arnold revealed his invention.

A box of his own invention. A mysterious and wondrous Box of Delights, with dark powers.

Before Ramon could respond, Arnold disappeared, taking his Box with him.

Now centuries later, a boy on a train travelling home for the holidays, is about to be drawn into an ancient magical struggle, that will see him fighting not just for his life, but to save Christmas itself.

Watch out, Kay Harker, for the wolves are running…

Based on the much loved and critically acclaimed festive children’s classic by John Masefield, a direct forerunner to Narnia and Harry Potter, known to many through the legendary BBC adaptation, you can now experience the enthralling wonder of Masefield’s world for yourself, from flying cars to fiery phoenixes, live, only at Wilton’s Music Hall.

Truly charming festive treat that will thrill the kids while entrancing the adults. Recommended. (★★★★ What’s On Stage, December 2017)

 The Creative Team includes Director Justin Audibert (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre) and Olivier awarding-winning Designer Tom Piper, best-known recently as the designer of the poppy installation at the Tower of London – Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

The Box of Delights

About The Lost Magician:

The Lost Magician1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army.

The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children’s only hope is to find their creator – a magician who has been lost for centuries.

What they find will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever …