Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas Returns to the Lyric Hammersmith

Show which has brought festive joy for last eight years is back virtually

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas Returns to the Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre will again be offering the chance to see Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, adapted by Pins and Needles. The production has given children and families festive joy at the Lyric for the last eight years and this year will be making a return in a digital partnership with the Oxford Playhouse, Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol and Wales Millennium Centre.

Audiences from all four venues will be able to purchase a ticket to access a high quality digital recording of the production, available to view from Wednesday 9 December until Thursday 24 December.

Tickets are available from £10, with all the venues providing free tickets to selected local outreach and community groups that they work with.

From the comfort of their home audiences will be able to watch Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. Preparing his Christmas deliveries, feeding his reindeer and finally taking flight into the snowy night. Full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. This is a perfect festive treat for under 8s and their families.

Rachel O’Riordan, Artistic Director, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre said, “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. 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.”

Standard tickets cost £10 and family/group ticket: £15 which gives you access to the streaming of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas from 9 – 24 December. If you are viewing the show with multiple people in your household and are able to do The Lyric asks you to consider purchasing a family ticket

To book with the visit the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's web site.

December 9, 2020

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