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Little Robin Redbreast

A musical by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin A Wiltshire Creative Production For children and their grown-ups
7 - 27 December 2020 Salisbury Playhouse, Main House
Little Robin Redbreast

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Best availability Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December

Monday 7 - Sunday 27 December


Christmas is coming and little Robin is very, very excited. 

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. Join Robin as he embarks upon a magical quest, encountering a street wise squirrel, an attention seeking mouse, a family of reindeer and a curious cat.

From the writers of The Night Before Christmas and The Tailor of GloucesterLittle Robin Redbreast is full of magic, laughter, song, dance and surprise for children and their grownups.

★★★★ "Festive Treat" The Stage

★★★★★ "Magical musical" Fairy Powered Productions

"it’s a sure fire hit and a heartening way to get back to live performance for all the family"  The Fine Times Recorder

"Enthralling" New Valley News 

The cast features many familiar faces to the Salisbury Playhouse stage: Bernadette Bangura who shaked and shimmied as the Sheriff's Spanish housekeeper, Consuela in Salisbury Playhouse hit pantomime Robin Hood last year. Bangura was also the finalist in All Together Now, BBC; Jesus Christ Superstar, London’s Barbican. We also welcome back Ryan Heenan who just before lockdown was at the RSC in Robbie Williams adaptation of David Walliams The Boy in the Dress and has also played the lead in another Walliams adaptation, Billionaire Boy. Other credits include Moonfleet, Salisbury Playhouse and Grease, UK tour; Sweeney Todd, Derby Theatre. They are joined by Philippa Hogg (Little Robin Redbreast, 2017, Cinderella, The Riverfront Newport)  and Dan Smith (Little Robin Redbreast, 2017, Moonfleet and Worst Wedding Ever, Salisbury Playhouse).


LRRB Activity Pack

Download the Little Robin Redbreast activity pack here >

Download the Little Robin Redbreast programme here >

Click here to download the Relaxed Performance Guide for Little Robin Redbreast >


Make your visit to the theatre extra special by ordering refreshments with your tickets! Enjoy a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, even a glass of mulled wine with a mince pie or a tub of marshfield ice cream. Please note our bar or ice cream kiosk will not be open before or during the performance so make sure you order refreshments when making your booking.


Our Festive Treat Box is perfect for children, it includes a festive apple and berry fruit shoot, ready salted hula hoops, two small chocolates and a candy cane.
Robin box

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We are delighted to be open for our autumn season and can’t wait to welcome you back. We aim to get our box office phone line up and running as soon as possible, in the meantime all tickets should be booked on our website. If you need help purchasing your tickets you can email us at Please note that events come off sale 3 hours before the start time, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking Details

Tickets from £10 

Running time (approx) 60 minutes

We can accommodate school bubbles at any performance, we also have two special performances available for schools on Tues 8 Dec at 10am and Weds 9 Dec at 10am. If you are interested in bringing a group to these performances please email

Access Performances

British Sign Language performance Saturday 12 December at 1.30pm and Thursday 17 December at 6.30pm
(an interpreter stands at the side of the stage)

Relaxed performance Thursday 10 December at 6.30pm

Click here to download the Relaxed Performance Guide for Little Robin Redbreast >

Cast & Creatives

LRR cast 2020

Director Gareth Machin

Designer Toots Butcher

Lighting Designer Peter Hunter

Sound & Video Designer Michael Scott

Musical Director Dan Smith

Choreographer Joanne Redman