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It's a Wonderful Life (stage version)

It's a Wonderful Life (stage version)

Adapted by Mary Elliott Nelson
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839042782, 72 pages, December 2023


Christmas Eve, 1946, Bedford Falls. Down-on-his-luck banker George Bailey feels life has passed him by, and he's at the end of his rope.

But when George's guardian angel pays him a visit, he's amazed to discover what life in his beloved town would be like without him. Maybe it's a wonderful life, after all?

Based on the critically acclaimed Frank Capra movie, Mary Elliott Nelson's reimagining is a joyful story of love, hope and community.

Commissioned by New Perspectives Theatre, It's a Wonderful Life has been produced around the UK, including a revival in 2023 at Reading Rep Theatre. Written for four actors, but suitable for many more, it offers other theatre companies a heartfelt adaptation of a much-loved classic to charm and delight audiences – at Christmas or any other time of the year!




'Beautifully conceived... rises to this challenge of translating such an uplifting and moving story to the stage with just four actors... an exceptional piece of theatre'

- West End Best Friend