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About The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes shoes that are out of this world. His imagination is huge but his shoe-making business is a disaster! Why would anyone buy a pair of Banana Skin slippers or spend money on shoes for a spider?! Even his neighbour Belinda can’t get him to see sense.

Then, one night, two tiny green visitors climb into his kitchen and start stitching and cutting and snipping and gluing…Sam Lacey is about to get the surprise of a lifetime!

This hilarious re-telling of the much-loved classic tale from the inescapably inventive Stuff and Nonsense is a total delight for all the family, full of wit, charm and surprising puppetry.

Director: Niki McCretton

Puppetry: Holly Miller

Performers: Julie Nesher and Tom Curzon

Set: Tin Shed Scenery

Sound Design: Gwendolyn Scott

Composer: Sarah Moody

Lyrics: Spike Golding

Lighting: Paul Coxon

Producer: Jane McGibbon

The Elves and The Shoemaker is presented in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth and supported by Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, The Lyric Bridport and The Point, Eastleigh.

The Elves and The Shoemaker opened at Lighthouse, Poole in Dec 2010 and since then has made over 450 performances to audiences of almost 70,000! Most recently, it was restaged for a seven-week 2019/20 festive run at Theatre Royal Plymouth, delighting over 10,000 audience members.

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