16 December 2016 — 7 January 2017
Adapted by Elinor Cook
From the book by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
published by Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
★★★★ "imaginatively brought to life... as warm as a hug" The Stage Read the full review
"This is a quirky play which children will love and find hugely entertaining." Families Online
On a cold, dark day in a dull, grey town, Annabelle discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn. She knits a cosy jumper to keep herself warm and finds, to her surprise, that she still has extra yarn. So she decides to knit her dog Mars a jumper too but she STILL has extra yarn!
Annabelle knits and knits and, soon, she’s blanketed the entire town in a rainbow of colour. Her fame spreads far and wide. It doesn’t take long for the evil Archduke to set his beady eyes upon Annabelle’s magical box of yarn but, little does he know, you have to have a bit of magic inside your heart for it to work...
Join us for a quirky Christmas treat for all the family.
A warm, woolly hug of music, enchantment and never-ending knitting!
Running time approximately 60 minutes
Perfect for everyone aged 3+
Relaxed Performance Thu 29 Dec 11.00am
Relaxed performances are specially designed performances that have been adapted to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere for people with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders.
Come along wearing your favourite Christmas jumper to take part in our Christmas Jumper Competition.
After each 11.00am performance, learn to knit with The Yarnbirds, a local social knitting group who will be running family friendly knitting circles for 45 minutes post show. It’s a chance to have a go, whether you’re a novice or more experienced, and contribute to a special blanket we’re making for charity.
Production photos by Robert Day