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About The Elves and the Shoemaker

An up-to-date, size 13 ½ re-telling of everyone’s favourite story about Elves and Shoes. There are stunning puppets, music and surprises aplenty in a show for everyone aged 3 and above.

Sat in his kitchen workshop, Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes and tries to sell them online. They are so bad that no-one really wants them, not even his neighbour (who thinks he should give up and get a real job!). Then one night, two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… and Sam’s life is never quite the same again!

Get ready for puppets, music, comedy and tonnes of bonkers shoes!

Artistic Director & Writer: Niki McCretton.

Performers: Toby Gascoigne & Jenny Harrold

Original Performers: Martina Moss-Clarke and Toby Gascoigne

Original Design: Tomasin Cuthbert

Set: Tin Shed Scenery

Sound Design: Gwendolyn Scott

Composer: Sarah Moody

Lyrics: Spike Golding

Lighting: Paul Coxon

Originally commissioned by Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts and The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, with additional support from Salisbury Playhouse. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Elves and The Shoemaker opened at Lighthouse, Poole in Dec 2010 and since then has made over 386 performances to audiences of over 57,500!

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