Disclaimer: the PR team at Sadlers Wells invited us along to the Press Performance of The Snowman.
Oh how I love the beginning of the Christmas Season!! And for us the Christmas Season always starts with the beginning of theatre trips, Christmas baking and some fabulous Christmas music (I may even be listening to some Christmas music as I type this..). Well. The season well and truly kicked off for us… we headed off to see The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre!
As we walked down the Strand in central London, the Christmas lights were already up (what a bonus), the Christmas trees where out in the shops (ooh and aaah) and then we were treated to this fantastic and magical performance…
The Snowman – Synopsis
For those of you not familiar with the Snowman.. the story is simple and oh so sweet. A young boy, excited by the first snow fall, makes a great big life size snowman. After playing in the snow all day, he reluctantly goes to bed… he wants to spend more time with his new friend. During the night the boy wakes…. and is worried about his snowman. As he checks on him in the moonlit night, he discovers that the snowman has come to life!!! The adventures begin.
The performance is a performance of music and dance (no words). Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman” music will be familiar to all. It is part of the quintessential British Christmas.
And as part of the quintiessential British Christmas, you really must go and see the The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. It is suitable for kids of all ages. The beautiful music and playful plot will delight even the youngest of audience members.
And who doesn’t enjoy an escape to Winter Wonderland to meet Santa and his friends?
Once the play finished.. there was only one thing to do. We went home. Put on the Christmas music and made our first batch of Christmas Cookies! We always make about 5-8 (!) different types, to give to friends and family throughout December, as well as nibble on them on Advent Sundays.
All in all, we had a brilliant start to the great Christmas Countdown.
Though we started our Christmas OFF with The Snowman.. you can go to see the show right through to the beginning of January. It would be a wonderful thing to go and see during the children’s Christmas holidays too (nothing quite like eeking out the festivities!!). So whatever your Christmas traditions.. it should surely include a visit to this wonderful Christmas classic!