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Crumble’s Search for Christmas

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 55 minutes, this show runs without an interval
  • Age: 2 - 6
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When winter comes it’s time for Crumble to hibernate. At least that’s what Crumble’s always been told. Until one year awaking early, the temptation to go and see what’s out there… is too much to resist. And so, leaving the family burrow behind, Crumble begins the adventure of a lifetime.

Will there be a way home before the great freeze? Or will Crumble have to stay with new found friends? And why has no one ever said anything about snow?

From the writer of The Night Before Christmas, this magical story of secret burrows and blustering blizzards, is perfect for 2-6 year olds, and their grown-ups.

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Cast & Credits

Writer Robert Alan Evans / Set and Costume Designer Karen Tennent / Lighting Designer Simon Wilkinson / Sound Designer and Composer Kim Moore /

A West Yorkshire Playhouse production

  • Lucy Bairstow
    as Boo/other parts
  • Riana Duce
    as Elderberry/other parts
  • Emily Goldie
    as Crumble


“ perfect for getting children and their grownups in the spirit of Christmas”

- Yorkshire Tots

“ beautiful staging, a rich lighting plot and magical creatures”

- Yorkshire Post

“ a great way to introduce youngsters to the kind magic of the theatre, and a wonderful fuzzy warm-up to a happy Christmas”

- British Theatre Guide

“ Full of wit and wonder”

- Culture Vulture

“ Crumble’s Search for Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse is perfect for getting you in the mood for Christmas”

- Mini Travellers

“ Seasonal story is an absolute Christmas cracker”

- Keighley News

“ a truly wonderful and heart-warming festive production”

- Kick Back Times

“ you’ll leave with a massive grin on your face ”

- The State of the Arts

“ a fab show”

- MMB Magazine

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
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