Based on the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles 

Co produced with the Lyric Hammersmith


Follow Father Christmas on the most important day of his year: Christmas Eve. As he gathers the reindeer and prepares his sleigh, Father Christmas begins the long journey into the snowy night to deliver presents to sleeping children all over the world. But things don’t run smoothly and he soon encounters soot covered chimneys to squeeze through and treacherous weather conditions, all while plenty of mischief is had by his cheeky pets, Cat and Dog.


Directed by Emma Earle

Designed by Zoe Squire

Composed by Lucy Rivers

Puppets by Max Humphries

Lighting by George Ogilvie

Dramaturgy by Adam Peck


Father Christmas: Barry McCarthy

Puppeteer: David Emmings

Musician: Kate Adams


'Magnificent’  ★★★★★ The Observer
Magical’ ★★★★★ The Upcoming

‘Enchanting’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

‘a cracker of a show’ ★★★★ The Mirror



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