This month sees Boo to a Goose Theatre return to Devon Libraries for the second time this year, with their fantastically festive children’s show ‘Christmas Past and Present’.
Interactive and engaging from start to finish, the audience are greeted on arrival with the scent of gingerbread and spices, evoking the spirit of the season.
Such multi-sensory experiences are a trademark ingredient of Boo To A Goose Theatre’s shows, and were made all the merrier by the accompanying BSL signing from Catherine Hall.
There is plenty of interactivity between cast and children.
The young audience members are invited into the home of a strangely familiar elderly couple who share a unique enthusiasm for Christmas and appear to keep reindeer in their stable! The children join them in well-loved Christmas songs, ringing bells to accompany their singing, and help decorate their tree.
Supported by Arts Council England and Book Trust, each child is given a book to take home at the end of the show.
This is the company's second successful Arts Council award. Their summer show ‘The Magic Garden’, saw them placed in the Top 10 UK Family Attractions by National Lottery Days.
Another highly engaging and interactive show, the audience of spellbound children were caught up in the magic and were as much a part of the show as the performers, watering flowers, planting seeds, and thoroughly engaged for the entire performance.
Catch the last few performances of Christmas Past and Present at a library near you…
December 13: Crediton Library (11am)
December 13: Okehampton Library (4pm)
December 14: Honiton Library (4pm)
December 15: Dawlish Library (4pm)
If you miss the Christmas Past and Present library tour, don’t despair! Boo to a Goose will also be appearing as Mother and Father Christmas in the Grotto at Bishops Palace Wells on December 17 and 23, and for ‘Breakfast with Santa’ at Toby Carvery, Exmouth. For more information, click here.