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The Spiderwick Chronicles
February 14th - 17th,
at The Bear Pit Theatre,

Stratford Youth Theatre are thrilled to present the first ever stage adaptation of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ at The Bear Pit Theatre.


Based on the international best selling and much loved children’s books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles shares the fantastical adventures of the Grace children—Jared, Simon, and their older sister Mallory.

Our story follows the children as they move to the mysterious Spiderwick estate and stumble on a field guide to faeries, this leads to encounters with various magical creature such as goblins, powerful ogres, brownies, boggarts, hobgoblins, and elves.

From the team that brought you ‘The Clopton Ghosts’, ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’, The Spiderwick Chronicles is an epic adventure you won’t want to miss!


The Spiderwick Chronicles was also made into a film in 2008 and is about to be launched as a T.V series in 2024


This production is presented with the kind permission of The Spiderwick Studios.

Tony DiTerlizzi

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating children’s books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books like The Broken Ornament and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, DiTerlizzi imbues his stories with rich imagination.

With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold over 20 million copies, been adapted into a feature film, and translated in over thirty countries.

He teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy as a picture book and his collaboration with celebrated author Mo Willems created the bestseller The Story of Diva & Flea. The Norman Rockwell museum’s retrospective, “Never Abandon Imagination”, featured artwork from the beginning of DiTerlizzi’s career as a contributing artist for Dungeons & Dragons and broke attendance records.

He has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, NPR the BBC and The Today Show.

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.

Holly Black

The Little Match Girl

Bell Court

Saturday, 9th December.
Victorian Christmas Market

SYT members at The FunPalace, Shakespeare's Birthplace last Saturday (7th October) for Stage Combat and Shakespearian insults!

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