Why See The Snowman?
26 years young!
Birmingham Repertory Theatre's wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Briggs' best-loved children's book marks its 26th return to the Peacock this Christmas. Cemented as one of London's best Christmas traditions, this production makes use of a live orchestra, singing, and charming choreography. Including the haunting "Walking in the Air", the show re-imagines Briggs' book and subsequent film for new audiences and old, without losing any of its original charm.
WHAT IS THE SNOWMAN ABOUT?
Waking up to a thick blanket of snow outside, a young boy named James rushes downstairs and into the garden, where he begins to build a snowman. After a fun-filled and exhausting day, he goes to bed, unaware of the adventure that awaits at the stroke of midnight...
After a fitful sleep, James wakes up and decides to check up on his snowman. Opening the back door, he can't believe his eyes as his creation has magically come to life!
Watch spellbound as The Snowman and James literally fly through the night sky above you, escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost, before attending a party with the big man himself - Father Christmas - and other snowmen, not to mention those comical penguins!
Opening night: 18 November 2023
The Snowman is suitable for all children aged two and upwards, this is a captivating mix of dance, stagecraft and music from a live orchestra. It is the perfect introduction to dance and theatre for the very young or a Christmas family day out.
One hour 50 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Cast and Creative
Based on the book by Raymond Briggs
Design by Ruari Murchison
Lighting Designer by Tim Mitchell
Choreographed by Robert North
Directed by Bill Alexander
What we thought
festive Captivating ENCHANTING
Dance, music and storytelling meet in a magical tale about the titular snowman and the boy who builds him
The Snowman is in its 18th magical year and continues to delight young and old with its heartfelt story. Here's what the Theatreland kids have to say!Read full review
What you thought
15 reviews, average rating: (3.7 Stars)
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