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Robin 2020
02 October 2020



Wiltshire Creative will entertain families again this Christmas with the return of its sell-out production for young children and their families, LITTLE ROBIN REDBREAST (7-27 December).

LITTLE ROBIN REDBREAST has previously entertained people in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse but this December it will be staged on the Main Stage of Salisbury Playhouse, in a transformed and Covid-secure auditorium.

The production focusses on little Robin who’s excitedly awaiting Christmas. To help him count down the days, Mummy and Daddy have given him an advent calendar. Behind every window is a picture and every picture tells a story. Robin links the pictures together as he makes his magical, musical journey towards Christmas Day, encountering a street-wise squirrel, an attention-seeking mouse, a family of reindeer and a curious cat along the way.

Written by Wiltshire Creative Artistic Director Gareth Machin and composer Glyn Kerslake, LITTLE ROBIN REDBREAST is full of song, magic and surprises for all the family.

Gareth said, “I’m really delighted that we’re bringing back this popular, truly magical show for family audiences at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas. Audiences loved this festive treat when we first staged it in 2017 and I hope that this year, especially, it will bring joy to more people young and old.”

Tickets go on sale to Members on Friday 2 October and on general sale on Friday 9 October. Members receive a 10% discount on tickets, visit to become a Member and to book.

Also at Salisbury Playhouse in December will be productions of Christmas Gothic, three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate on dark winter nights, and the return of Guy Masterson’s one-man retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, back by popular demand.

Meanwhile Wiltshire Creative has some fabulous experiences lined up for families over the October Half Term holiday.

On Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 October Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley brings the magic of the beautifully illustrated Moomin books to life with beautiful puppetry, an ingenious pop-up book set, original music and interactive play to entice young audiences and their families on an unforgettable journey.

Wednesday 28 October sees the return of the extremely popular Strongwomen Science, revealing the astounding secrets that lie behind circus tricks. It's a fun, lively and fast-paced circus show from the winners of a Fantastic for Families award, demonstrating how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts. Audiences loved these performances last year at Salisbury Playhouse.

On Thursday 29 October Wiltshire Creative is showing an encore screening of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse. This five-star production has won accolades for its thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional portrayal of Tchaikovsky's beloved tale. There is a matinee and an evening screening of the award-winning production.


Wiltshire Creative is also offering a number of workshops over Half Term including Animal Jar pottery, ceramics and science, Come & Sing, a Comic Art Masterclass and stand-up comedy for beginners.




For press enquiries please contact Lucy Rouse, PR Consultant, on 07974 238386 or Helen Taylor, Wiltshire Creative Director of External Relations on


Notes to Editors:

Wiltshire Creative brings together Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. 

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