The Snowman has seen numerous adaptations, most notably the 1982 classic animated television special; but since 1997 the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's own adaptation has become the seasonal treat at the Peacock Theatre.
Like the film, the show is entirely without dialogue and follows a boy and his snowman on a Christmas adventure, where they encounter everything from dancing reindeer to Father Christmas himself. Howard Blake’s score, including Walking in the Air, will be performed by a live orchestra.
Described by the Huffington Post as 'a joyful festive treat that is entertaining for both children and adults alike,' The Snowman has been a family favourite for many years, although its longevity also means that it has ceased to surprise, leading The Telegraph to declare it 'in need of a reboot'.
Jaded critical opinion, though, is unlikely to bother the little ones, who are likely to thoroughly enjoy following the little boy and his enchanted snowman on their journey through a whimsical winter wonderland.
Recommended for all ages
Winter Warmer: £20 tickets available on £38 and £34 tickets
Saturday 20 November – Friday 17 December, all 7pm shows
Saturday 20 November, 11am
Wednesday 24 November, 2.30pm
Wednesday 1 December, 2.30pm
Wednesday 8 December, 2.30pm
|What||Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Snowman 2021, Peacock Theatre|
|Where||Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holborn (underground)|
20 Nov 21 – 02 Jan 22, Eves at 19:00. Mats at 14:30. Sun at 11:00 Dur.: 1 hour 50 mins inc one interval
|Price||£18-£48 (+booking fee. Various concessions available)|
|Website||Click here to book|