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Bringing an interactive mini Christmas show to your doorstep...well 2 metres from it!
Santa and Elf have now returned to the North Pole, and send wishes to you all for a very happy new year. During the run of our doorstep show we raised £443 for Victoria Park Baptist Church Foodbank and £107.54 for the Ignite Fund which gives grants to musicians and theatre makers to create new work. If you want to be added to our mailing list, do email us and we will keep you up to date with any further shows.
What is an interactive mini Christmas Show on my doorstep?
It’s where street theatre meets a travelling Santa’s grotto experience. Created by two of Bristol’s top comic theatre performers, both experienced at engaging all ages, and guaranteed to bring a sense of fun and mischief. Their sleigh will be out of sight on the rooftops, though you may hear Rudolph's bells jingling. Elf will be sprinkling Christmas magic while Santa engages with each booked household. Their improvised routine will include reading your Christmas letter, and conducting a street sparkler finale. There’ll be music, sleigh bells and bucketloads of Christmas spirit.
When is it and how do I book?
Evenings throughout December - very limited availability left
We've had a huge amount of interest, which has packed out the schedule. We will do our very best to fit you in. Visit Tobacco Factory Theatres website or drop us an email with the street name, and if we can find a way to pay you a visit, we'll get back in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
What does it cost?
£9.50 per child *
50p per ticket will be donated to Victoria Park Baptist Church Foodbank
* booking fees added by Tickets Ignite, who donate 30% of their profits back into the arts
Is it COVID safe?
Yes. We are complying with all the current restrictions.
Santa & Elf will remain two metres from your door at all times. To minimise any risks, we will be delivering a small gift in advance of the booking date, and not handing it over during the performance. We ask you to help ensure social distancing is maintained by your children. The performers will not be wearing face masks.
Do we need to provide anything?
Please have a lighter or matches to hand, ready for the sparkler finale. If your little one struggles to hold sparklers, we recommend pushing the sparkler into a carrot, so they can hold that.
What happens if it's pouring with rain?
Santa and Elf are used to working in all weathers so won't let you down.
Have we seen the actors in anything?
SANTA: Stewart Wright, film, TV & theatre actor, and Bristol Old Vic regular.
You might have seen his 7 year old Roger in Swallows and Amazons at BOV, or as Uncle Henry in the movie Nativity 3, Dude Where's My Donkey?
'Stewart is a rare comic talent. He wins hearts and minds wherever he performs, has the rare skills to make audiences laugh and cry at will.' Tom Morris, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic.
ELF: Lucy Tuck, theatre actor. She's been an integral part of the Tobacco Factory's recent Christmas show successes. You may have seen her in Sally Cookson's 101 Dalmations or Cinderella, A Fairytale, or more recently The Borrowers.
'Lucy is one of the best comic actors I have worked with. A unique, idiosyncratic, mischievous Clown, with a gift for connecting with audiences of all ages. Her ability to react spontaneously in the moment is a beautiful thing to behold' Sally Cookson, Theatre Director.
What happens if Stewart and/or Lucy can't perform?
Excellent alternative performers are ready to step in. Failing that, full refund available.