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Popular Christmas musical for young children returns

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09 November 2018

Salisbury Playhouse is delighted to announce the return of its popular Christmas musical for young children and their families, The Night Before Christmas.

Back by popular demand, The Night Before Christmas combines magic and music in an enchanting production that is the perfect Christmas treat for young children and their families.

As snow falls and gas lamps flicker into life, Father Christmas sets out on a joyful journey through the night-time sky.

With a sleigh full of toys and a twinkle in his eye, he urges his reindeer to ‘dash away all’.

Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas has been adapted by composer Glyn Kerslake and Wiltshire Creative Artistic Director Gareth Machin. It runs in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse from Monday 10 to Sunday 30 December.

In the production, Kerslake (The Night Before Christmas, Salisbury Playhouse) plays the Musician, Adrian Grove (A Little of What You Fancy and The Night Before Christmas in 2016, Salisbury Playhouse) plays the Father and Father Christmas, Lara Stubbs (Hecuba, RSC) plays the Mother and Katherine Potter (EM, Grand Hotel and The Crucible all for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) plays Martha.

Salisbury Journal said of the original 2016 production it “radiates heart-warming Christmas cheer”.

The Night Before Christmas runs from 10-30 December in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse.

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Notes to Editors:

Salisbury Playhouse is part of Wiltshire Creative, the pan-arts organisation that incorporates Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres, with a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.