The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre
Sadler’s Wells presents the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s revival of the perennial family favourite, The Snowman, to eager London audiences this Christmas. Based on the book by Raymond Briggs, with music and lyrics by Howard Blake, the spirit of the beloved story is vibrantly brought to life on the Peacock stage.
Directed by Bill Alexander and choreographed by Robert North, The Snowman tells the story of a boy and his magical snowman. In this wintery wonderland the Snowman comes to life, taking the boy on a series of remarkable adventures: playing limbo with food from the kitchen, racing around on a motorbike and flying to the North Pole to visit Mr. Claus himself. This show celebrates the wonder of Christmas by tapping into a child’s fruitful imagination.
The Peacock is an ideal venue for The Snowman, as the stage is impressively adorned in wintery white along with cascading snow. The winter wonderland is transformed from a cosy home to a blanketed forest to a blue ocean, proving that there is no limit to the magic of the theatre. The adapted story is very engaging, particularly for an audience of children, as the multitude of characters and the set’s transformation are dynamic and compelling.
Walking in the Air is no less then iconic, as the boy and the Snowman rise majestically into the air, accompanied by a full orchestra. In addition, the duet between the Snowman and the Ice Princess is mesmerising for children and adults alike. The Snowman proves to be a lasting icon of the Christmas season and continues to inspire audiences with its touching story and beautiful music. This production brings something extra, with lively choreography that will leave you and your family utterly enchanted.
The Snowman is on at the Peacock Theatre from 25th November 2015 until 3rd January 2016, for further information or to book visit here.