Christmas tales with Granddad

My sister had come home for Christmas and the girls were keen to spend some time with her.  They do not get to see her very often and as a treat we decided to all go out to the theatre together.  Cast theatre in Doncaster was showing Christmas tales with Granddad and this seemed like a great show for us all.

We arrived at the theatre and the girls made themselves comfy on the beanbags at the front, my sister and I sitting nearer the back with the other adults.  We all awaited the start of the show.

Christmas tales with Granddad

Christmas tales with Granddad is performed by some very clever puppet masters.  They bring to life Granddad and the other characters with real skill.  There is audience participation from the children and everyone gets involved with the story from Granddad.  It is like sitting with your own Granddad listening to stories.  You feel really absorbed by the whole performance and listen intently to each part of the story as you long for more of it to be told. 

It was a really enjoyable performance and one which really made our Christmas eve.  The girls loved spending time with their Auntie too.  I asked the girls what their favourite part of the show was, and they both said the giant pants.

giant festive pants

I guess any show which involved a festive pair of giant pants is always going to be a hit with children.  My youngest loved the show that she asked to meet Granddad afterwards

meeting granddad

Christmas tales with Granddad was a wonderful way to spend Christmas eve together and really wonderful performance for the whole family

spending time with their auntie

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