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    Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas 8

    The festive season at Tobacco Factory Theatres is ordinarily our busiest time of year and certainly our most joyful. This Christmas we were all set to collaborate with Bristol’s wonderful Pins and Needles (The Little Mermaid, the egg and Oi Frog!, West End) to create a bold new co-production for our Factory Theatre. Then the world changed, and since March we have been fighting for our charity’s survival whilst remaining closed to protect the health of our communities.

    However despite these challenges, and thanks to the ongoing support of our audiences, we are thrilled to announce a digital partnership with Pins and Needles and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, bringing a magical, joyful and imaginative production to your homes this festive season – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas.

    This production of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas has delighted families at the Lyric for eight years running. Now newly rehearsed and filmed especially to be watched in your home, this is the perfect Christmas production at a time when we all need a gorgeous festive treat.

    From the comfort of your home, watch Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. Preparing his Christmas deliveries, feeding his reindeer and finally taking flight into the snowy night.

    So join Tobacco Factory Theatres for this five star production full of merriment, glorious music and playful puppetry.

    • RUNNING TIME1 hour
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION8 and under and their families


    If you have already booked a ticket for Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas use this link to view the show: https://lyric.co.uk/fcviewingpagetft/


    The show is fully captioned.

    Individual ticket £10

    Family ticket £15
    Will more than one person be watching the stream?
    If you love theatre and feel able at this time to support the organisations involved, please consider buying a family ticket. Please note a family ticket is still only for one device.


    Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas is a Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Pins and Needles production presented in digital partnership with Tobacco Factory Theatres. To access the digital streaming platform, you’ll need a Lyric Hammersmith Theatre account. Simply click the Buy Tickets button above and you’ll be taken directly to the Lyric’s booking system to book your tickets.

    Please note, it will look like you are booking for a performance of Father Christmas at 9am on Wed 09 Dec when you book, but your ticket will allow you access to view the show any time from Wed 09 December until 6pm Thu 24 December 2020.  So you can choose the time you watch to best suit your festive plans! Please enjoy the show along with others in your household as many times as you like between those dates. However, we kindly ask you not to share the link with anyone outside of your household. This enables each ticket to support our organisation as we recover from this challenging crisis, and create new theatre for you to enjoy.

    Sales will close at 3pm on Tue 22 December. The stream will be live from Wed 09 December until 6pm Thu 24 December 2020.

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