Christmas fever is set to kick in big time at the Waterside in Sale, Trafford as it gears up to welcome Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas in just eight weeks time.
The heart-warming and much-loved family tale is brought to you by the creative team behind last year’s sell out, acclaimed and sensational show, The Bear.
Children of all ages will delight in Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.
Bursting with live music, songs, puppetry and enough theatre magic to win over and melt the hearts of any non- believers – this critically acclaimed adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ cherished book is a delightful festive treat for all the family.
Darren Adams, Manager of Waterside, says:
“After a record breaking year and unprecedented audience response to The Bear (which has recently been shortlisted for Theatre Production of the Year in the Northern Soul Awards 2018), we are thrilled to be working with the same team to bring another Raymond Briggs’ favourite, Father Christmas to Waterside this Winter.
“Joining forces with Pins and Needles Productions are the highly prestigious Lyric Hammersmith, who have staged the production in London and around the UK, receiving critical acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. We are proud of our commitment to creating enchanting experiences for our young audiences, presenting work of the highest calibre and we cannot wait for Christmas to begin on 04 December.”
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas opens to the public on Wednesday 5 December and runs until Monday 31 December.
Schools performances are also available and you can see the full breakdown here.
Children (and adults too!) are invited to come in their pjs and bring a favourite bedtime teddy to the 6pm Slumber Shows to make their theatre experience a real bedtime treat!
Show times are:
Tuesday 4 – Monday 31 December ‘18
(Times vary) £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50
Schools: £10 – 1 teacher free with every 9 students booked
Age recommendation: 3 – 11 years
You can find out more about the event by calling 0161 912 5616 or visiting the official website here.