New adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life in Derby

Published: 28 April 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

Live audio-play recording: It’s A Wonderful Life

Derby-based theatre company The Lost Boys will present a new theatrical adaptation of perennial favourite It’s A Wonderful Life as part of Derby LIVE’s Christmas 2023 programme.

The Lost Boys will attempt to produce a live audio-play recording while exploring how the film journeyed from Hollywood failure to feel-good, festive success.

Based on the original screenplay by Frank Capra and the source material The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren, It’s A Wonderful Life follows George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams so that he can help others. When he reaches crisis point on Christmas Eve, the intervention of his guardian angel Clarence Odbody shows him all the lives he has touched and what the world would be like if he did not exist.

It’s A Wonderful Life (Live) will be at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 December.

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