Tom Gates Live is coming to the UAE

A stage show of the popular children's book series is heading to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Tom Gates Live is coming to the UAE

A live performance of Tom Gates is coming to the UAE promising to bring the master doodler to life.

If you've got kids aged between eight and 12, you will, more than likely, know who Tom Gates is.

For anyone who doesn't know, (where have you been?) he is the witty adolescent star of Liz Pinchon's series of bestselling books that include The Brilliant World of Tom Gates and Excellent Excuses.

And on various dates between Thursday January 23 and Saturday February 1, children (aged four and above) across the UAE can catch the master doodler in a live performance at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, or at The Children's Theatre in Abu Dhabi.

Kids in the capital will be able to catch the play on Thursday January 23, while Dubai-based shows will be taking place on Thursday January 30, Friday January 31 and Saturday February 1.

As well as hero student Tom, kids who have read the books will also spot Tom's besties, Derek and Norman, Tom's crush Amy Porter and moany Marcus Meldew.

Delia, Tom's annoying sister, is also on hand to make his life as difficult as possible – naturally.

But there's more. Tom Gates fans can meet the creator of their favourite books herself.

Multiple number one bestselling children’s author and illustrator Liz Pinchon will be signing books and meeting young fans at Mall of the Emirates after the performance on Friday January 30.

Get ready for an epic adventure kiddos!
From Dhs130. Thu Jan 30, 6pm; Fri Jan 31, 11am & 4pm and Sat Feb 1, 2pm and 5pm, The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. From Dhs52.50. Thu Jan 23, 7.30pm. Children's Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.artforall.ae (04 304 2340).

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