The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. Photo by Tristram Kenton

The Snowman to return to London’s West End for Christmas 2023

Producers of Christmas classic The Snowman have announced that the much-loved festive show will return to the West End’s Peacock Theatre this Christmas 2023.

The Snowman will play at the Peacock Theatre from Saturday 18 November to Saturday 30 December 2023.

This is the 26th outing for the dance show, which is a stage adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ picture book, and the film directed by Dianne Jackson.

The show originated at the Birmingham Rep, and features the iconic music and lyrics by Howard Blake, including ‘Walking in the Air’, all played by a live orchestra.

The Snowman is directed by Bill Alexander, with design by Ruari Murchison, choreography by Robert North and lighting design by Tim Mitchell.

David Fry, Peacock Theatre Programmer, said in a statement: “We are delighted to be welcoming back The Snowman this Christmas. 26 years and counting, this wonderful show still retains all the magic that children associate with this time of year. In its innocence and simplicity, it takes us all back to our childhoods which is probably why it has endured so long. When The Snowman starts, so does Christmas!”

Sean Foley, Birmingham Rep’s Artistic Director, said: “The Snowman is a Rep Original production that we’re incredibly proud of. It has become the longest running Christmas show in English theatre history, and we’re thrilled that Sadler’s Wells has given it a home for the past 26 years. Its magical and musical story never fades, and its message of kindness and friendship remains as strong today as when Raymond Briggs conceived the characters.”

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📷 Main photo: The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. Photo by Tristram Kenton

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