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