Eastbourne’s Royal Hippodrome Theatre has announced its Christmas shows for 2017.
Following the success of David Walliams’ First Hippo on the Moon last year, the theatre is hosting another stage version of a popular children’s book.
The Night Before Christmas will run from 18-24 December. On Christmas Eve, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. So, he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself. Along the way, he dodges the family cat, gets directions from a cowardly robot and is given some unexpected advice from the magical fairy on top of the tree. Will Eddie get an answer? Will Emily get her wish? And what is that funny-shaped present sitting under the tree???
The Night Before Christmas is the latest production from Big Wooden Horse, creators of the hit shows Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Way Back Home and Aliens Love Underpants.
Between 27 December – 1 January, APL Theatre’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will be in town. Developed from the much- loved L. Frank Baum story, this fast paced, colourful musical, which has recently returned from a sell-out international tour, features all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus an exciting mix of familiar songs and original compositions. Join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.