Midnight's Children

Adapting an epic novel to the stage

It can't be often that those involved in a theatrical production see their names roll up the screen in the end credits, but this final moment just confirms the suspicion that Tim Supple would rather have made his new adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children as a film rather than a stage adaptation for the RSC at the Barbican.

Certainly, bringing this novel — an epic story tracing the independence of India through the

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