Rosie's Magic Horse gets stage adaptation in December

A stage production of Rosie's Magic Horse, based on the young children's book written by Russell Hoban, is running in London from 3rd to 20th December.

Rosie's Magic Horse - illustrated by Quentin Blake - was Hoban's final book, published posthumously by Walker Books in 2012.

The Southwark Playhouse website describes the play as follows: 'Little Rosie collects ice-lolly sticks and puts them in an old box. As Rosie dreams of helping her parents pay off the bills her stick collection dreams of becoming something greater. At the stroke of midnight magic and dreams collide and a horse gallops out of the box! His name is Stickerino. “Where to?” he asks. “Anywhere with treasure!” she answers. There begins an adventure like none other: ice-lolly mountains by the sea, caskets of gold and scurvy pirates. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief. This is the perfect treat for everyone aged 3 and up.'

The play runs for 45 minutes and tickets are £12 each. Full details can be found on the Southwark Playhouse website.

Read about the original book here.

Update 11/4/15: The production is currently touring the UK - full list of dates: