After five previous sell-out Christmas shows, Scratch Built in association with Proteus bring their enchanting and interactive new show to the Creation Space this Christmas, made specifically for pre-school children and their families.
Have you ever wondered how the elves have all the toys ready in time for Father Christmas’s Christmas Eve deliveries? Join our newly-recruited elf on their first day working in Father Christmas’s workshop as they learn the ropes and find out what this Christmas’s must-have toy will be!
Absolutely amazing, three generations of our family got caught up in the magic
Audience member, The Magical Christmas Toy Shop, Dec 2018
In this gently interactive show, audiences are taken on a journey around an enchanting walk-through adventure where children are actively encouraged to explore, play, create and interact with the charming characters that they meet along the way.
It is always our favourite thing to do at Christmas and a great introduction to theatre for the children
Audience member, How Many Sleeps ‘til Christmas, Dec 2017
Featuring Scratch Built’s trademark mix of interactive storytelling, exquisitely hand-crafted set design and beautiful (and funny!) puppetry, music and sensory elements, all with a generous dusting of Christmas magic, this show is the perfect festive treat for both younger audiences and the young-at-heart!
Director and co-creator Becky Kitter from Scratch Built Productions says,
“We create this show for everyone to enjoy… don’t think that because this show is for babies and toddlers alike that it is in any way less engaging for adults! Through every meticulous detail, this immersive show has the same high standard of production values you’d expect from any professional show. The youngest members of the family are often overlooked or not considered in traditional theatre. Young children may not sit still and be quiet, but then why should they? We actively encourage them to explore, play and interact and it’s long been proven that in their early year’s children, learn most effectively through play and by observing the world around them. If we can make that world a magical place filled with wonder, then we consider it a job well done!”
This year, Scratch Built will be working with Tim Webb, MBE, who has been recognised for his commitment to creating theatre for very young children as well as children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Previous productions have had specialist input from baby-signing experts and Autism Hampshire.
Relaxed performances take place on Monday 16th December at 11am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Father Christmas’s Christmas Workshop is funded by The Arts Council and supported by Proteus Theatre Company.
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