The Night Before Christmas
The Lowry, Manchester
17 -28 December 2013
Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
I was delighted to get a chance to review The Night before Christmas at The Lowry in Manchester. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly member of staff who directed us to the 1st floor. We then waited for about 5 minutes in a lovely reception area before being taken up to Studio number 1. Lots of toddlers had come to see the show and I was delighted to see that there was plenty of buggy storage space. My daughter and I popped to the ladies toilets before the show, which were immaculate and clearly checked regularly.
We went into the studio and sat down. We could choose our own seats which were very comfortable. After a short wait a lovely but cheeky Elf called Chief Elf came dashing in to the room. I don’t want to spoil the story by telling you everything, but she and FC (short for Father Christmas) told a wonderful story about why it is better to give than receive at Christmas. The show itself had a lot of audience participation. At one point my 8 year old daughter and I were in stitches as we got wet with a water gun.
There were plenty of staff on hand who were excellent with the children. The show was just the right length to keep the attention of the young children. At the end the staff gave out activity sheets for the children to do while they were waiting to see Santa. My very excited daughter had a chat with Santa and was given a lovely gift by him.
I would recommend both the Lowry and the show itself. We had a lovely time. I would agree that the show is suitable for ages 3-8.
A great storytelling show for children.
The show has a school price of £6 per child and 1 in 10 free. That’s great value.
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