Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s story on stage
The magical stage version of Raymond Briggs beloved children’s story returns to the Peacock Theatre this Christmas.
Featuring Howard Blake’s beautiful Walking In the Air, performed by a live orchestra, choreography by Robert North and directed by Bill Alexander, The Snowman has become one of London’s longest-running and much-loved Christmas treats.
With its wonderful mix of storytelling, spectacle and magic, this is the perfect Christmas experience for all the family.
The Snowman is booking from 19 November 2022 until 31 December 2022 at the Peacock Theatre, London.
What is The Snowman about?
When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure.
On their travels, they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas.
Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky above you, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.
Reviews of The Snowman★★★★★ "The Snowman is one of the most enduring festive shows in town" - Express
★★★★ "Fantastic festive show" - Manchester Evening News
★★★★ "Irresistible piece of nostalgia" - Sunday Express
"Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt" - The Times
"A gorgeous festive ballet for families" - Time Out
"A joyful festive treat that is entertaining for both children and adults alike... magical" - Huff Post
Matinees: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval; Strobe lighting is used during the performance.
Venue InformationPeacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Temple (District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68
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A round-up of reviews for The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre in London
The Snowman is the magical stage production by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, based on the classic book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates.
Featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences around the world with its enchanting costumes, stage flying, and snow effects!
In the story, a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve and they set off on a night-time quest for adventure, meeting Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends. But can they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Production
Wednesday 27 November 2013 – Sunday 5 January 2014
Tickets: £12 – £32
Family Ticket: £95 (4 tickets inc at least one child)
When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas. Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.
The stage show based on Raymond Briggs’ classic book and the subsequent film has become a much-loved festive tradition at the Peacock Theatre, and returns for a record-breaking 16th year. Featuring Howard Blake’s famous score, including the Christmas classic Walking In the Air, performed by a live band, choreographed by Robert North and directed by Bill Alexander, this is the perfect Christmas treat for all the family with its wonderful mix of storytelling, spectacle and magic.
“Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt” The Times
Audio-Described Performance: Saturday 14 December at 2.30pm
Suitable for all ages
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Wednesday 4 December 2013 – Sunday 26 January 2014
Tickets: £12 – £60
Family Ticket: £150 (4 tickets inc at least one child) – exclusions apply
Now firmly established as a modern day classic, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns to Sadler’s Wells18 years after its premiere. This iconic production is perhaps best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. A Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times
Collecting over 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys, Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage. It has become the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway and enjoyed four hugely successful tours in the UK and played to audiences all over the world.
“The perfect treat for Christmas – or any time of year” Daily Telegraph
Travelling Light & Bristol Old Vic
Friday 20 December 2013 – Sunday 5 January 2014
Tickets: £5 – £12
In collaboration with Champloo Dance Company, Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic have created an energetic and enchanting piece of children’s dance theatre combining comedy, acrobatics and breakdance. Set on Christmas Eve, BOING! captures the delirious excitement of waiting for Santa to arrive on the most magical night of the year. BOING! is directed by children’s theatre specialist Sally Cookson and choreographed and performed by Champloo founders Wilkie Branson and Joêl Daniel.
“Utterly dazzling” The Guardian
Age Guidance: 3+
BSL-interpreted performance: Monday 23 December at 11.30am