The Night Before Christmas
- Venue: Courtyard Theatre
- Age Guidance: 3 - 7
More Information on The Night Before Christmas
CAROL DOESN’T FEEL VERY CHRISTMASSY. WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? TREES, TINSEL, BAUBLES, PUDDING, PRESENTS…? WHAT A LOT OF NONSENSE. DEFINITELY NOT FOR HER.
That is until the night before Christmas when Elf 30046, all stripey tights and pointy ears, falls down her chimney and they both tumble into a bigger adventure than they could ever have imagined. Will Elf ever do as he’s told? Will Carol learn to have fun? Will they ever spot the speeding sleigh and most importantly of all…can they find Father Christmas before it’s too late?
A beautiful, funny and delightful story of friendship and the true meaning of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas returns to the Playhouse after a sell-out run in 2015. It’s the perfect present for little elves and a magical treat for the family this winter.
All performances will be D/deaf friendly and feature creative use of sign language.
A LEEDS PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION
The play was originally developed and devised with Veronica Leer and Ben Lewis.
The Night Before Christmas was first presented at the MacRobert Art Centre in 2009. The show was re-staged by The Arches Theatre, Glasgow with Veronica Leer and Laurie Brown performing in December 2013.
Cast & Credits
By Robert Alan Evans / Director Amy Leach / Designer Amelia Jane Hankin / Photography by Anthony Robling /
“ no matter your age, I’d heartily recommend catching this dynamic festive production”
“ reflects powerfully on the beauty of friendship and kindness, and the magic of Christmas”
“ a delightful piece, full of fun and silliness, with moments of wonder”
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/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
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Socially Distanced