Written for the show, Open The Door

was released to support Crisis At Christmas.

In the darkest of winters comes the brightest of tales...

Two characters eternally on the run, but from whom or what?   Sheltering from the storm outside, they share the tales of distant times and faraway lands, awaiting...

A new theatre show, rich in original music, composed and performed by award-winning composer, Alastair Collingwood. The show is produced in partnership with Shoot First Theatre, who bring their accomplished puppetry work and storytelling skills.


The show, designed for all audiences, is a journey through the shortest days, before the new life of Spring. It draws upon tales of deepest winter from Japan, Russia and across Europe, as well as those from nearer to home.


It includes shadow puppets, hand puppets and a Kamishibai, the traditional Japanese street theatre. The stories and songs could not be more diverse: from the joyful to the dark, the new and the familiar, all performed by the company of travelling strangers.

November 2021

Friday 12th        Sewtsern Village Hall, Notts NG33 5RQ

Saturday 13th    The Cat Asylum Brewery, Collingham,

                             Notts  NG23 7NP

Sunday 14th       Patching's Art Centre, Calverton,

                             Notts NG14 6NU

Tuesday 16th     Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall

                             Notts NG14 5EY

Friday 19th        Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Leics LE12 6EY

Saturday 20th   Sudbrooke Village Hall, Lincs LN2 2QJ

Sunday 21st       Kegworth Village Hall, Derby DE74 2FH

Friday & Saturday 26th & 27th

                            Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden,

                            Bucks HP16 0BD

Sunday 28th      Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton,

                            Hants SO40 8FT

Other Dates To Be Added


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The show is flexibly designed and suitable for small theatres, arts and community centres and even pubs. It tours with its own sound and light systems.  If you are interested in bringing the show to your community, please use the link below


Watch the trailer here....

Click below to find out more about ...

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