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The Night before Christmas

4 Dec 2021 to 16 Jan 2022

Polka Theatre

A new production featuring original music, skilful puppetry and a generous sprinkling of festive magic.
The Night before Christmas at Polka Theatre

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Show details


Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's much-loved poem, we bring Christmas Eve to life in a new production featuring original music, skilful puppetry and a generous sprinkling of festive magic.

Amber is six and loves reindeers! It's Christmas Eve but Grandad is being extremely grumpy, and Amber's favourite snow-globe gets broken.

Then her world is turned topsy turvy by a surprise visitor and Amber begins an adventure she will never forget.

Join Amber on a festive journey like no other - after all, on the night before Christmas, surprises can happen.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Best suited for 3 to 7 ages

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Postal address:
240 The Broadway
London SW19 1SB

Box office tel: 020 8545 8320

Box office email: Send Mail

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Previews from:Saturday 4 December 2021

Closes:Sunday 16 January 2022

Performance days & times



Various - check schedule for details.


Running time: 45 mins



From £16

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Audio Described: Sat 18 Dec 10am

BSL: Sun 9 Jan 10am

Relaxed: Sat 15 Jan 11.45am


Author: Hattie Naylor
Composer: Julian Butler
Director: Roman Stefanski
Designer: Kate Bunce?
Production: A Polka Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton production


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