It has been announced that Tom Felton will star in the world premiere of Gareth Farr’s A Child of Science from 5th June – 6th July 2024.
A Child of Science is a fictionalised account of the true story of the events that led to the first ‘test-tube’ birth of a baby and the invention of IVF. The play is based on research and interviews over many years with embryologists and fertility doctors, some of whom worked closely with Bob Edwards, as well as those whose lives were affected by and enabled by those events. It features characters inspired by real-life individuals, and some entirely imagined by the writer.
In 1978, Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards, and Jean Purdy changed the world as we know it – and most people don’t even know their names.
Bruntwood Prize-winning writer (Britannia Waves the Rules) Gareth Farr’s brilliant new play tells their pioneering story, and those of the army of women from all over the UK whose immense bravery helped them achieve the impossible – to create human life in vitro.
A Child of Science charts the incredible events that led to one of the most remarkable medical breakthroughs of our time: the birth of a baby girl and the creation of IVF, a procedure which has supported the birth of over 12 million babies worldwide over the last forty years.
Directed by the highly acclaimed West End director Matthew Dunster (Hangmen, 2:22 A Ghost Story, Shirley Valentine) and featuring the award-winning Tom Felton (Harry Potter), A Child of Science is about determination, dreams, hope, and courage. It’s a celebration of life.
Tickets went on sale to the Circle Members of Bristol Old Vic on Thu 19 Oct. Tickets go on sale to the Thunder Members of Bristol Old Vic on Mon 23 Oct, Lavender Members of Bristol Old Vic on Tue 24 Oct and Orange Members of Bristol Old Vic on Wed 25 Oct. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Thu 26 Oct.
UPDATE by Motor City Comic Con on 18th October 2023 : We are sad to say that Tom Felton will have to cancel his appearance. He has a project overseas that will prevent him from making our show. We are working to reschedule him for a future MC3 show. Please check your emails for information on refunds/exchanges.
Motor City Comic Con has announced Tom Felton for their event in November. The event will take place at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374, USA. Tom will be there on 11th November & 12th November 2023 (Saturday & Sunday) !
Tom Felton has landed himself in deep trouble after feeling nostalgic for his old Hogwarts days. At least, that’s what happens in the actor’s new commercial with Uber Eats. The Harry Potter alum stars in the food delivery company’s new video ad for its “Get almost, almost anything” campaign, which dropped on 14 September. In the clip, Felton is seen living in suburbia and reminiscing about his time as Draco Malfoy, as he stares at a portrait of his brooding former self. He takes his chances and types “magic” into the Uber Eats app. Shortly after, a wand appears at his doorstep, floating out of an Uber Eats delivery bag. That’s when Felton’s neighbour, Jim, bids him good morning. After seeing Felton’s newly-acquired magic skills, he asks Felton to make his pesky garbage pile of leaves disappear. However, the former wizard appears to be quite rusty, and accidentally makes Jim disappear instead. Felton’s neighbours then launch a search party to find Jim, while the Harry Potter star reels with guilt. He quickly becomes a main suspect, as TV news stations report Felton is wanted by police “for magic”. The ad ends with Felton’s face pressed up against a police car windshield, his hands behind his back. Over the clip, the text for the campaign reads: “Magic, no. Ice magic, yes.” The alternate ending then shows Felton enjoying a bowl of ice cream, with Cottee’s Ice Magic chocolate topping. If only he had ordered Ice Magic, instead of actual magic. source: independent.co.uk