Shakespeare’s Globe have today announced casting for its climate conscious festive production, The Fir Tree, running 15 – 31 December.
Paul Ready (Motherland, BBC; Macbeth, Globe) and Anna Crichlow (Julius Caesar, Globe on Tour 2022) return to the cast, alongside new cast members Tony Jayawardena (Christmas at the Snow Globe, Globe), Molly Logan (Macbeth, Globe), and Jos Vantyler (The Two Noble Kinsmen, Globe).
Music will be played by musicians Jeremy Avis, Victoria Couper, Richie Hart and Natalie Lind.
The Globe Theatre’s family friendly Christmas show re-imagines Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy tale where audiences join in with making sparrows who visit the forest, the carol-singing, tree decorating, all while keeping cosy with a hot chocolate or mulled wine under the wintry star-lit sky.
Globe resident writer Hannah Khalil‘s new adaptation of this classic fairy tale, directed by Michelle Terry, is suitable for all ages, big or small. So, join them this Christmas for a wonderfully festive dose of storytelling, puppetry, song and hope. Book tickets to The Fir Tree.
The Fir Tree celebrates the wonder and abundance of the natural world and shines a light on the importance of taking care of our planet. Designer Sam Wilde’s puppets are created from repurposed cardboard bringing the enchanting onstage world to life. Families can also join in the fun by creating sparrow puppets in a Craft and Puppetry Workshop for ages 5-8, explore the story through performance in a Family Drama Workshop for ages 9-12, or use free how-to videos to make puppets and decorations from recycled materials to bring along to the show.
The show is brought to life by a creative team that includes Jacoba Williams (Assistant Director), James Maloney (Composer), Sam Wilde (Designer), Michelle Terry (Director), Glynn MacDonald (Globe Associate – Movement), Tess Dignan (Head of Voice), Siân Williams (Movement Director), Sarah Wright (Puppet Director), Hannah Khalil (Writer).
The Fir Tree is booking from 15 December 2022 until 31 December 2022 at Shakespeare’s Globe, London.