9 - 24 DECEMBER 2020
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
Book now to stream the online version of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, filmed especially for you this year.
The performance will be available to watch anytime, anywhere between 9 – 24 Dec, so you can choose the time to best suit the rest of your festive plans! Please enjoy the show with others in your household as many times as you like between those dates, but do not share the link with those outside of your household.
While you can watch the show from anywhere in the world, we recommend supporting your local venue when purchasing a ticket - see the list below!
Please note booking closes at 3pm on 22 Dec.
*Ahead of the performance you will receive an email which will include all of the information, a link and a password that you will need to access the stream.
'Magnificent’ ★★★★★ The Observer
‘Magical’ ★★★★★ The Upcoming
‘Enchanting’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
‘a cracker of a show’ ★★★★ The Mirror