Celebrate a family Christmas in topsy turvy Winterland
By David Wood
Where: Cheltenham Playhouse
When: Saturday, December 15, to Friday, December 28
Cheltenham's very own Noodle Productions has unveiled The Hatter in Winterland as its anticipated Christmas show for 2018, showing exclusively at Cheltenham Playhouse.
The team behind last year's sell-out success, Grandma Claus: Waiting for Santa, returns this December with another festive family treat set in the topsy turvy world of Winterland.
While Grandma reminded everyone that Christmas "is about spending time with your family", this Christmas, Hatter is here, wearing his heart on his sleeve, proving that "very few things indeed are impossible".
Far away from the mad comfort of Wonderland, the Hatter finds himself stranded in Winterland. Hysterical, silly and a little bit frightened, he must discover how he got there in order to find his way back home for the Christmas tea party... and all before the Jabberwocky's curse freezes him in Winterland forever.
Written by Matt Nolan and Ginny Burge, The Hatter in Winterland promises to evoke fond memories of everybody's favourite Lewis Carroll characters, as you join the Hatter and the Hare on a wild adventure against the Christmas clock.
Matt Nolan, founder of Noodle Productions, said: "We were blown away by the success of our 2017 Christmas show and couldn't wait to get started on The Hatter in Winterland.
"We've got a spectacular cast lined up - including local schoolchildren - and are excited to work with director Gregory Aston for the first time. We also see the return of up-and-coming composer Joel Hall, whose music in Grandma Claus went down a treat.
"Early bird tickets flew out of the box office over the summer and there are just a handful of tickets left for the Christmas Eve show, so snap them up while you can!"
Making it even more affordable for families to enjoy this year's show, there's a new pricing structure featuring reduced-price off-peak performances, alongside group discounts for schools and youth groups of 10 or more.
Children aged six and above are sure to love The Hatter in Winterland, while littler ones may attend at their parents' discretion.
With performances scheduled for 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm between 15th and 28th December, there's plenty of chances to buy a ticket to the family Christmas show you'd be mad to miss - with the Mad Hatter himself!
Can you unravel his riddles and help him escape in time for tea? After all, we know that nothing is impossible...
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