It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Show Season!

With the year starting to draw to a close, the Festive Season has begun, and our clients are working on plenty of Christmassy shows over the coming month:

Mark Gatiss leads an ensemble cast in his own retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, which transfers to London’s Alexandra Palace after a run at the Nottingham Playhouse. Tom Attwood is the show’s Music Director. The rest of the show’s creative team includes Director Adam Penford, Designer Paul Wills, Lighting Designer Philip Gladwell and Sound Designer Ella Wahlstrom. The show runs until January 2022.

White Christmas continues its UK Tour in Manchester until the 4 December before heading to Plymouth and Edinburgh. The show has Set Design by Michael Taylor and is directed by Ian Talbot and the Musical Director is Neil MacDonald. Lighting Design by Mark Henderson and Costume by Diego Pitarch.

At Chichester Festival Theatre, James Whiteside is lighting designer on a new adaptation of Pinocchio, which runs between 18 December and 1 January, directed by Dale Rooks with Set Design by Simon Higlett and Costume by Ryan Dawson Laight.

Over at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Michael Taylor is the Designer on The Jolly Christmas Postman which is presented by Story Pocket Theatre and runs from 8 December until Christmas Eve.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Panto and this year we have clients working on shows across the country. There are three different productions of Jack and the Beanstalk taking place over the festive season: Kate Golledge directs a ‘rock n’ roll’ version at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich which is running until 8 January. Up in Scarborough, Gemma Fairlie directs and Choreographs Jack and the Beanstalk at the Stephen Joseph Theatre with Music and Lyrics by Simon Slater, Design by Helen Coyston and Lighting Design by Paul Stear. Over in East London, Nick Richings is the Lighting Designer on the Hackney Empire’s version of the show, co-directed by Clive Rowe and Tony Whittle with Original Music by Steven Edis and design by Cleo Pettitt. Tom Attwood also returns to the Theatre Royal Winchester as Music Director for their production of Aladdin this year and has created the Sound Design for Cinderella: The AWESOME Truth! at the Polka Theatre.

Finally, we have a new version of Beauty and the Beast with Lighting Design by Emma Chapman at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. The show is written by Ciaran McConville (The Snow Queen) with Music and Lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer. Lucy Morrell directs.