About the show
Let your heart melt with classic Christmas dance show The Snowman at The Peacock Theatre.
Christmas is a time for tradition. For the last 20 years, this has meant a performance of family show The Snowman at The Peacock Theatre. The Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s annual visits to London are now as much a part of the festive season as mince pies, Rudolf and one too many sherries for old Santa Claus.
One winter’s day a young boy builds a snowman. That night, as the clocks strike twelve, his creation comes to life. The chilly chap sweeps the boy off for a fast-paced adventure through his house, some woods and also through the sky. Their journey ends with a visit to a fantastic snowman party that also features Father Christmas. He gives the little boy a new scarf… with snowmen on it.
Christmas show The Snowman is based on the much-loved children’s book by Raymond Briggs. Created by the same author as Father Christmas (also shown each year on the London stage at Lyric Hammersmith), the book version uses only hand-drawn images to tell the magical story of the young boy and his frosty friend.
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s stage adaptation uses a combination of the storybook and also film versions, along with music and lyrics by Howard Blake. The music includes the famous festive song, Walking In The Air. Bill Alexander directs the show for which Robert North provides the choreography.
The Snowman is pretty much the family classic for Christmastime. It’s as warming as hot chocolate and, like the snowman, your heart might also end up a little bit melted.
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This show is suitable for audience members of all ages.
The Snowman runs from 22 November 2018 – 6 January 2019 at The Peacock Theatre.
Map & Location
Kingsway (entrance On Portugal Street)LondonWC2A 2HT