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Eight week countdown until Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas Comes to Waterside

Christmas fever is kicking in at Waterside in Sale, Trafford as it gears up to welcome Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas in just eight weeks.  

Christmas fever is kicking in at Waterside in Sale, Trafford as it gears up to welcome Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas in just eight weeks.  This heart-warming and much loved family tale is brought to you by the creative team behind last year’s sell out, acclaimed and sensational show, The Bear.

Children of all ages will delight in Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.  Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.

Bursting with live music, songs, puppetry and enough theatre magic to win over and melt the hearts of any non- believers – this critically acclaimed adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ cherished book is a delightful festive treat for all the family.

Darren Adams, Manager of Waterside, says: “

“After a record breaking year and unprecedented audience response to The Bear (which has recently been shortlisted for Theatre Production of the Year in the Northern Soul Awards 2018), we are thrilled to be working with the same team to bring another Raymond Briggs’ favourite, Father Christmas to Waterside this Winter. Joining forces with Pins and Needles Productions are the highly prestigious Lyric Hammersmith, who have staged the production in London and around the UK, receiving critical acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. We are proud of our commitment to creating enchanting experiences for our young audiences, presenting work of the highest calibre and we cannot wait for Christmas to begin on 04 December.”

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas opens to the public on Wednesday 5 December and runs until Monday 31 December. Schools performances are also available – for a full breakdown see watersidearts.org/fatherchristmas.

The show is recommended for children aged between 3 and 11. Cookies and milk packs are also available to pre-order along with your tickets for just an extra £2 each for all shows. Children (and adults too!) are invited to come in their pjs and bring a favourite bedtime teddy to the 6pm Slumber Shows to make their theatre experience a real bedtime treat!

Tuesday 4 – Monday 31 December ‘18

(times vary) £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50

Schools: £10 – 1 teacher free with every 9 students booked

Age recommendation: 3 – 11 years

0161 912 5616

watersidearts.org/fatherchristmas

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