Christmas magic at Corby theatre

The Night Before Christmas at The Core theatre, Corby
The Night Before Christmas at The Core theatre, Corby

The Core theatre at Corby is staging two Christmas shows in December which promise to be a festive treat for all the family.

The magical tale The Night Before Christmas goes on at the theatre from Tuesday, December 4, to Sunday December 9.

Inspired by the well-loved poem by Clement Clarke Moore, the story begins on Christmas Eve, as Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning. Meanwhile in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and get presents and sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.

Presented by the Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company, the production includes songs and audience participation and is suitable for children over the age of three.

Performances will be at 10am and 1pm, Tuesday to Friday, and 11am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are from £9.50 to £11.50, with concessions at £7.50 to £9.50. Special rates are available for families, groups and schools.

The second production, Grisly Tales from Tumblewater, features a determined orphan, a satchel full of spine-chilling stories and a whole lot of rain.

It is being staged at The Core from Wednesday, December 12, until Sunday, December 16.

The show is being staged in The Lab at the theatre and is for children aged seven and over.

Based on Bruno Vincent’s novel for children, Grisly Tales From Tumblewater took the Edinburgh Festival by storm, with Stephen Fry declaring it, “infectiously, insanely enjoyable”.

Performances are at 10.30am and 1.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30am, 1.30pm and 7pm on Friday and 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are £9.50 and £7.50 for concessions, and special rates are also available for schools and groups.

To book tickets for either show call the box office on 01536 470470 or visit