The much-loved poem beginning “‘Twas the night before Christmas” is being brought to life this week in a staging at The Core at Corby Cube.
Inspired by the writing of Clement Clarke Moore, The Night Before Christmas tells a story set on Christmas Eve.
As Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, meanwhile a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and get presents. So, Eddie sets off in search of Father Christmas in a bid to find out for himself.
On route, he meets the sinister family cat Cecil, the Christmas Tree Fairy and Dymotron, the Robot Warrior.
The production, by the Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company, promises songs and audience participation.
The show is recommended for families and children aged three and above.
The Night Before Christmas will run each day until Sunday, with performances held at 10am and 1pm today and tomorrow, and at 11am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets cost from £9.50 to £11.50. Concessions are also available, costing between £7.50 and £9.50. Special rates also available for families, groups and schools. To book, call 01536 470470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com