BESTSELLING children’s book series Tom Gates is coming to the stage in Bradford for the first time.

Author and illustrator Liz Pichon’s creation has been adapted for the stage by the producers of the award-nominated Gangsta Granny and the Horrible Histories stage shows.

Liz Pichon has created a new story exclusively for the theatre version, following Tom as he tries to keep out of trouble while things go increasingly wrong at home and school.

The show features favourite characters from the stories including Tom’s best friends Derek and Norman and their band Dogzombies.

It’s not easy to impress Amy Porter, and moany Marcus Meldew is doing his best to disrupt things while their teacher Mr Fullerman keeps his beady eye on them all.

Things aren’t made easier when his grandparents - The Fossils - announce a big surprise and his Mum, Dad and sister Delia are doing everything to make his life difficult, which means Tom will need all the help he can get to save the day!

With 15 books in the Tom Gates series so far, Liz Pichon has sold more than 5 million copies of the books, which have been translated into 43 languages and won more than 20 awards.

The show will be performed at Bradford Alhambra from September 25 to 28. It is aimed at children from five to 12 years old.

Visit or call 01535 432000 to book tickets.