‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as Chickenshed celebrates 40 years of Theatre.
2014 will be Chickenshed's 40th Anniversary and to celebrate this occasion the Company has revived its most popular Christmas show to date! The Night Before Christmas opens at Chickenshed Theatre on Wednesday 27 November and runs until
The Night Before Christmas is fondly remembered as one of Chickenshed’s best shows ever! Chickenshed’s professional actors and diverse cast will bring this Christmas alive in a completely fresh and festive way, so be prepared to be mesmerised by the wonderful story, beautiful music and songs, amazing dance and a feast of memorable characters who have been specially created for this unique Chickenshed show.
It’s Christmas Eve and, too excited to sleep, the children are desperate to tear into their huge sack of presents. However the gifts they find are clearly not for them – instead they are meant for Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters, Mr Ebenezer Scrooge and The Snow Queen. So the children realise they must journey to magical faraway lands to return these presents, learning the true meaning of Christmas as they go – and all before Midnight!
The cast of this year's show includes two of the original 'Sleigh Kids' from the 1992 production which was performed at The Place Theare in London before, Diana, Princess of Wales, Chickenshed's Patron, and the young Princes Willian and Harry. Robin Shillinglaw who played the eldest Sleigh Kid Robin will this year play a Reindeer (featured in the image) and Emma Cambridge who was Emma, will be the Matchstick Seller.
This year the cast of 800 will be split into four different rota groups with the core company actors performing in every show. The cast will be integrating sign language into their performance ensuring that our hearing impaired audiences can watch the entire show rather than concentrating on a signer placed at side of the stage. We also offer captioned and audio described performances together with touch tours so all our audiences can enjoy the show.
Venue: Chickenshed Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE
Dates: Wednesday 27 November – Saturday 11 January
Times: Evening performances at . Matinees at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, for 5.30pm
Prices: £11 - £20
To book: Telephone our Box Office 020 8292 9222, email: bookings@Chickenshed.org.uk or book online at www.chickenshed.org.uk
Access performances: Sign language is integrated into all performances
Audio Described: Sun 15 Dec 5.30pm, Fri 20 Dec 7pm, Sun 22 Dec 2pm and Sun 29 Dec 2pm
Captioned: Fri 13 Dec 12pm, Sun 15 Dec 2pm, Sat 4 Jan 3pm