Bloomin' Father Christmas is back

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For many the image of Father Christmas is the one drawn for thousands of children by Raymond Briggs for his best-selling books, and now he’s back.

For eight years the curmudgeonly manifestation of Santa Claus has delighted young audiences at The Lyric, Hammersmith, and this time, despite the theatre being closed, he is returning - in digital form

In a partnership with the Tobacco Factory, Bristol, the Wales Millennium Centre and the Oxford Playhouse The Lyric is bringing back the larger than life character in an adaptation by Pins and Needles.

“It means so much to us to be able to offer our audiences Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas this year and to be able to share this bloomin’ marvellous production with our partner venues” said The Lyric’s artistic director, Rachel O’Riordan. “This has been a challenging year for all of us, but it is through innovative and collaborative partnerships such as this that together we will ensure we return stronger and continue to deliver the magic of theatre to our communities.”

It will be available to view from December 9 until Christmas Eve. Tickets will on sale from £10, with all the venues providing free tickets to selected local outreach and community groups that they work with.


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