Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas (C) Raymond Briggs

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 29 December 2019

“Magnificent” ★★★★★ The Observer 
“Magical” ★★★★★ The Upcoming
“Enchanting” ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Raymond Briggs’ much-loved Father Christmas is heading to Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, from Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 29 December 2019.

A guaranteed brilliant bloomin’ festive treat for ages 3+ and their families, the critically acclaimed production follows Briggs’ grumpy but lovable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve.

Watch him as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer, and finally takes flight into the snowy night.

A Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Pins and Needles production directed by Emma Earle, the stage show is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry.

First published in 1973, Father Christmas won Briggs the annual Kate Greenaway Medal for best children’s book illustration (his second win).

The author went on to write and draw many other acclaimed books for children, including The Snowman, Fungus The Bogeyman, Ug: Boy Genius Of The Stone Age, and The Bear. Winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, he’s also published several books for older readers, including When The Winds Blows and the autobiographical Notes From The Sofa and just-published Time For Lights Out.

Andrew Fletcher, Warwick Arts Centre’s Programme Manager, said: “Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas is a modern classic by one of the greatest writer/ illustrators of our times. This lively hour live show brings that story beautifully to life, brimming with all the colour and magic of a perfect ‘blooming’ Christmas.”

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas flies into Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, from Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 29 December 2019. For tickets, performance times and more information, call 024 7652 4524 or see: warwickartscentre.co.uk

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

LISTINGS

Suggested categories: Stage / Theatre / Families / Christmas

Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 29 December 2019
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas
Follow Father Christmas as he prepares for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. A critically acclaimed adaption of Raymond Briggs’ enduring story by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Pins and Needles.
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Tickets: £15-£19
Times vary
Box Office: 024 7652 4524
Web: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Suitable for ages 3-6

Direct link: https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2019/raymond-briggs-father-christmas/

CREATIVES

Based on the book by Raymond Briggs
Copyright Raymond Briggs
Adapted by Pins and Needles
Directed by Emma Earle
Associate Director Eva Sampson
Design by Zoe Squire
Lighting by George Ogilvie
Music and Sound by Lucy Rivers
Puppet Designer Max Humphries
Dramaturg Adam Peck

PLEASE NOTE: The above video is based on the 2014 Lyric Hammersmith production and is provided for reference only and should not be used in conjunction with any planned promo relating to the Warwick Arts Centre’s 2019 production.

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