IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME: Puppeteer Craig Johnson, who is bring his festive show to The Witham
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME: Puppeteer Craig Johnson, who is bring his festive show to The Witham

A SHOW guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit comes to the Barnard Castle this weekend.

Presented by Squashbox Theatre, The Christmassy Christmas Show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

It takes place at The Witham on Sunday, December 9, at 10.30am.

There’s the chance to learn about Yuletide traditions old and new, hear the story of the first Christmas tree and even explore some festive science.

Try to spot some naughty elves, meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, say hello to an over-excited Christmas puppy, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper, join the hunt for the magical Twelve Sprouts of Christmas and gaze in awe at the “beautiful” Christmas Tree fairy.

The show is suitable for children aged five and older and their families.

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On stage will be solo artist Craig Johnson, who created Squashbox Theatre with the aim of entertaining children and families in his native Cornwall more than a decade ago.

Sarah Gent, from The Witham, said: “This is an opportunity to learn about Yuletide traditions, both old and new, hear the story of the Christmas tree and much else besides.

“We’d love to welcome lots of local families to join us for some Sunday morning fun for this joyful show.”

The show is coming to The Witham by Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

Contact The Witham on 01833 631107 for ticket details.