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Salisbury Playhouse builds giant advent calendar for Christmas show

Little Robin Redbreast set design
17 November 2017

Salisbury Playhouse is building a giant advent calendar for a new musical for pre-school children and their families this Christmas. 

Little Robin Redbreast is a delightful new musical full of song, magic and surprises from the writers of last year’s musical The Night Before Christmas.

Little Robin Redbreast is the story of little Robin who is very excited about Christmas. To help him count down the days, Mummy and Daddy have given Robin an advent calendar. Behind every window is a picture and every picture tells a story. Robin links the pictures together as he goes on a magical quest towards Christmas Day.

Performed on the beautiful, giant advent calendar, Little Robin Redbreast is a perfect introduction to theatre for young children and their families.

Little Robin Redbreast has been written by Glyn Kerslake and Salisbury Playhouse artistic director Gareth Machin. It is directed by Machin and designed by Toots Butcher. Lighting is by Peter Hunter and the choreographer is Joanne Redman.

Machin said: “We wanted to create a high quality musical experience, with a strong visual image and lots of opportunity for audience interaction. The idea of a young boy counting down the days to Christmas, using a giant advent calendar, struck Glyn and I as a great way of building a festive adventure story.”

Little Robin Redbreast is in The Salberg from Monday 11 December to Sunday 31 December. Performances are in the daytime for young families to attend.

Tickets can be booked by calling Tickets Sales on 01722 320333 or by visiting www.salisburyplayhouse.com.


For press enquiries please contact Lucy Rouse, PR & Communications Officer (maternity cover), on 01722 345153 or press@salisburyplayhouse.com.

Notes to Editors:

Salisbury Playhouse is an arts and educational charity and 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.