Lighthouse, Poole to Present THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 11-24 Dec
Based on the classic poem, The Night Before Christmas offers a magical treat for younger theatre goers at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, from Wednesday 11 to Tuesday 24 December.
On the night before Christmas Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can't understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and get presents.
So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself. Along the way he dodges the family cat, gets directions from a cowardly toy soldier and is given some unexpected advice from the magical fairy on top of the tree.
Will Eddie get an answer? Will Emily get her wish? And what is that funny-shaped present sitting under the tree?
Suitable for children aged 3-7, the production is perfect for schools and youth groups as a Christmas treat and a Teachers' Pack is available.
Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company aims to present high quality theatre to younger audiences across the UK and to represent the best of British theatre craft abroad. The company's productions always strive to both entertain and inform young people, drawing from different cultures and traditions to present entertaining and educational work.
The Night Before Christmas, or A Visit from Saint Nicholas, was written by American poet Clement Clarke Moore in 1822. Since then it has become a favourite seasonal tradition, featuring in picture books, film and now on stage.
Photo by Stuart Slavicky