Preview: Tom Gates Live on Stage at the Mayflower, Southampton

by Catherine Collins.

From the producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of Tom Gates Live on Stage in a hilarious adventure that sends Tom’s world spinning!  And Southampton fans can catch up with him from October 18 – 20 2019 at Mayflower Theatre. Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand new story follows Tom and his friends as he tries to keep out of trouble whilst things go increasingly wrong at home and at school.

Tom’s doing everything possible to stay out of trouble, yet somehow he’s got three sad faces on the school achievement chart…and getting another sad face means he can’t go on the school trip. Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom’s annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework?Find out in this amazing adventure for all the family, especially for children aged five to 12.

With 15 books in the Tom Gates series so far, Liz Pichon is a multiple number one bestselling children’s author and illustrator. Over 5 million copies of Tom Gates books have sold in the UK and abroad and the series has been translated into 43 languages. 

Tickets for Tom Gates are on sale now from Mayflower Theatre Box Office, telephone: 02380 711811 or online at