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It's a Wonderful Life (NHB Modern Plays) - (stage version) - cover

It's a Wonderful Life (NHB Modern Plays) - (stage version)

Mary Elliott Nelson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

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Summary

Christmas Eve, 1946, Bedford Falls. Down-on-his-luck banker George Bailey feels life has passed him by, and he's at the end of his rope.
But when George's guardian angel pays him a visit, he's amazed to discover what life in his beloved town would be like without him. Maybe it's a wonderful life, after all?
Based on the critically acclaimed Frank Capra movie, Mary Elliott Nelson's reimagining is a joyful story of love, hope, and community.
Commissioned by New Perspectives Theatre, It's a Wonderful Life has been produced around the UK, including a revival in 2023 at Reading Rep Theatre. Written for four actors, but suitable for many more, it offers other theatre companies a heartfelt adaptation of a much-loved classic to charm and delight audiences – at Christmas or any other time of the year!
Cleverly makes us think about our lives and how we fit into our communities - Guardian
A magical stage adaptation… offers surprises while being truthful to the narrative - York Press
Beautifully conceived… rises to this challenge of translating such an uplifting and moving story to the stage with just four actors… an exceptional piece of theatre - West End Best Friend
Has a delightfully atmospheric economy… Nelson's text hits the right beats… Capra's message about valuing what we have shines through in this festively enjoyable production - The Stage
Fans of this story will not be disappointed… the perfect show to see with your family over the festive period - Theatre and Tonic
Available since: 12/07/2023.
Print length: 72 pages.

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