A Lyric Hammersmith and Pins & Needles production

 Tuesday 4 – Monday 31 December ‘18
(times vary)

 £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50
Schools: £10 – 1 teacher free with every 9 students booked

 Age recommendation: 3 – 11 years
0161 912 5616



Following the success of last year’s dazzling Christmas show Raymond Briggs’ The Bear, Waterside in Sale, Trafford is delighted to announce this year’s Christmas show Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas. This heart-warming tale is brought to you by Pins and Needles – the team behind last year’s sensational The Bear – and the Lyric Hammersmith.


Step inside the bloomin’ brilliant world of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas this winter at Waterside. Children of all ages will delight in Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.

With plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry, this critically acclaimed adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ much loved book is a delightful festive treat for children to enjoy.


Darren Adams, Manager of Waterside, says: “After a record breaking year and unprecedented audience feedback for The Bear, we are thrilled to be working with the same team to bring another Raymond Briggs’ favourite, Father Christmas to Waterside this Winter. Joining forces with Pins and Needles Productions are the highly prestigious Lyric Hammersmith, who have toured the production extensively and received critical acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. We are delighted to offer another enchanting show for our young audiences of the highest calibre.”


Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas runs from Tuesday 4 December until Monday 31 December, with schools and public performances (times vary – click here for a full breakdown) and is recommended for children between 3 and 11.


Preview performances: Wednesday 5 December 18:00

Press night: Thursday 6 December 19:00

British Sign Language (BSL) performances: Saturday 8 December 18:00 & Friday 21 December 11:00

Relaxed Performance: Friday 21 December 11:00

Image published by Puffin Books Copyright © Raymond Briggs


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