Wednesday 4th November
1st December – 3rd January 2016
There’s transformation afoot at The Story Museum this Christmastide…
The Story Museum is delighted to announce their new Christmas show for 2015 – Winter’s Tales. With only pennies and pine cones in their pockets, caretaker Nick Rochester and little friend Winter Mouse must find a way to “deck the hall” and fill it with seasonal sparkle, music and stories… …oh and a forest.
Following on from the success of last year’s Snow and Tell, Winter’s Tales stars Paul Tonkin as caretaker Nick Rochester, taking his audiences on a journey through three seasonal stories: ’The Spider’s Christmas’, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ and ‘The Little Fir Tree’ along with songs for the young and young at heart which will have you humming all the way home.
Joint director of The Story Museum and producer of the show Tish Francis says:
“Winter’s Tales features three favourite stories which embrace our themes of festive transformation and the wondrous cycle of nature and the seasons. Freshly wrapped up with music, song and laughter by the wonderful Paul Tonkin, the show is a gift for children and their families to share…and of course join in with!”
Each show will be followed by festive crafting where visitors will have the chance to create and take home their very own Christmas tree decoration as well as leave . There will also be a selection of tasty Winter’s Tales themed treats available from The Story Museum shop which can be enjoyed either during the show or as the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family.
Winter’s Tales is suitable for ages 3+ runs from the 1st December – 3rd January. Tickets start from £5 and special bumper tickets are also available, which include entry to The Story Museum’s exhibitions.
Tickets are available from Tickets Oxford at www.ticketsoxford.co.uk or by calling the ticket office on 01865 305305.
More details at: http://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/winters-tales-2/
Praise for Paul Tonkin:
“No matter what role he is playing, the one factor that Tonkin does not lose is his sensational singing voice. This is clearly an actor with a great deal of talent and performance experience.” www.londontheatre.co.uk
“A real hit with young spectators.” www.thestage.co.uk
About The Story Museum
The Story Museum works to celebrate and demonstrate the power of stories to inspire learning, especially for the young. A charity and non-profit company, it is in the process of transforming a pumpkin project into a magical new world centre of children’s literature and storytelling in the heart of historic Oxford. The Museum celebrated the end of its first phase of building in April 2014, with the launch of a shop and café, and the interactive 26 Characters exhibition. The Museum continues to campaign for funds to complete the rest of its development. The Museum’s patrons are Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson.
To request a photo, further details or to attend a performance please contact:
David Gibb, Marketing and Communications Officer at The Story Museum: 01865 790050.