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 (Age 8+), 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.

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Watch the trailer here....

November 2021

Thursday 11th   Metheringham Village Hall, Lincs LN4 3XW

Friday 12th        Sewstern Village Hall, Leics NG33 5RQ

Saturday 13th    The Cat Asylum Brewery, Collingham,

                             Notts  NG23 7NP

Tuesday 16th     Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall

                             Notts NG14 5EY

Thursday 18th  St Peter's Hall, Woodhall Spa, Lincs LN10 6SQ

Friday 19th        Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Leics LE12 6TY

Saturday 20th   Nettleham Village Hall LN2 2SS

Sunday 21st       Kegworth Village Hall, Derby DE74 2FH

Wednesday 24th

                           Bishopstone Village Hall, Swindon SN6 8PW

                            Pre-Show Suppare Available

Friday & Saturday 26th & 27th

                            Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden,

                            Bucks HP16 0BD

Sunday 28th      Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton,

                            Hants SO40 8FT

                             Matinee Performance


Written for the show, Open The Door

was released to support Crisis At Christmas.

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


Click below to find out more about ...

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