Arranging Neil Hannon’s songs … The National Theatre with Tom Morris and Helen Edmundson started developing a musical version of Swallows and Amazons in 2007.  The Divine Comedy’s frontman Neil Hannon wrote the music.

The musical premiered at the Bristol Old Vic on 1 December 2010 and played at the Vaudeville Theatre, in London’s West End, from 15 December 2011, prior to going on tour around the UK from January to May 2012.
The production is being revived with new arrangements in Bristol this Christmas.