It's Christmas Eve and the North Pole is buzzing with activity, all preparations are complete and Santa is about to set off on his usual journey… but then disaster strikes! Christmas Control is plunged into chaos when the Sparkle, the physical embodiment of Christmas Spirit, is stolen and it’s up to Santa’s top elves Bic & Tula to journey into the unknown to recover it. Journey with them through the snow, meeting some famous faces along the way, and see if they manage to save Christmas before it’s too late.
From Ethan Lewis Maltby and Jenna Donnelly, the team behind international success DrumChasers and the upcoming The Battle of Boat, this charming 70-minute show will transport you to a winter wonderland, featuring toe-tapping songs and Christmas magic for the whole family. With a special screen appearance by Gemma Hunt of CBeebies’ Swashbuckle and a chance to meet Santa himself, the show is perfect for bringing some Christmas Sparkle this festive season!
Cece, the Christmas Controller - Gemma Hunt
Magnus, The Sparkle Keeper - Phillip McParland
Bic - Larah Simpson
Tula - Brittini Musson
King/Ghost/Elf - Ben Steele
Witch/Dasher/Ghost/Elf - Katie McGillion
Dancer/Ghost/Elf - Kyle Harrington
Jovie - Ami Gaskin
'The Sparkle Thief'
by Ethan Lewis Maltby & Jenna Donnelly
Director - Ethan Lewis Maltby
Tour Director - Charlotte Moore
Associate Director - Larah Simpson
Lighting Design - Alex Matthews
Costume Design - Jayne Friend
Set Design - Ethan Lewis Maltby & Lucy Nemecek
Technical Crew - Jamie Sims & Matthew Hardcastle
Set Construction - Cut Feather Theatre
Set/Prop Update - Lauren Mayes
Web, Video & Graphic Design - Jd3 Design
Videography - Jamie Mepham & Ethan Lewis Maltby
Stage Manager & Front Of House - Ami Gaskin
Marketing - Charlotte Moore
Produced by Cut Feather Theatre
Dr Keith McLay, Nic McKay, Christina Papaspyrou, Kevin King, Sean Hammond & Sabrina Grech
* This is a relaxed performance, which is specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects.
Anselm Studio Theatre
Canterbury Christ Church University
(Gate 4) North Holmes Road
For directions call: 01227 863600
Anselm Studios is the in-house theatre at Canterbury Christ Church University (Canterbury). If you go to the main reception by the fountain, Anselm Studios is just on your left inside the main doors.
Cut Feather Theatre
Cut Feather Theatre is an exciting new theatre company made up of alumni from Canterbury Christ Church University School of Music & Performing Arts. Founded in 2014, this group aims to introduce graduates to the working world of theatre and provide local Canterbury residents with quality original theatrical productions.
Sparkle Thief Workshop
The Sparkle Thief is Cut Feather Theatre’s first original commission and family orientated show. After a successful run in 2014, the show continues in 2015 with performances in the Anselm Studios and a tour of schools in Kent. The Sparkle Thief is a completely original Christmas adventure full of magic, mayhem and music and can be booked for a performance with an accompanying workshop.
The workshop has been developed to provide pupils with a mechanism to enhance their music and drama curriculum in a vibrant, engaging and interactive way. Participants should expect to sing, act, and let their imaginations run wild.
The format of the workshop aims to:
Awake imaginations to a fantastical story
Enhance curriculum teaching in music and drama
Build self-confidence and interactivity with others
Have fun whilst devising and creating
All pupils will have the opportunity to actively join in on a variety of different exercises with the characters from the show. At the end of the workshop, the pupils will deliver an informal performance to their peers.