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by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

'Fall under its spell' Maidenhead Advertiser

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

'A treat for the whole family that offers an ideal festive alternative to the pantomime' Families Magazine

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.


Click here to find out more about the cast and creative team behind The Fir Tree.


Tuesday 20 November – Sunday 30 December Performances twice daily (run time approx 55 mins)

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s) £46 Family and Friends (4 people). Offer applied in basket.


Relaxed Performances

Performances on Sat 1 Dec at 11am and Sat 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - ideal for children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

Click here to download a Visual Story of your trip to The Fir Tree at Norden Farm.

Pre-show Touch Tours

For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact the Box Office on 01628 788997 for more details.

Reviews

'Fall under its spell’ Maidenhead Advertiser

‘A treat for the whole family that offers an ideal festive alternative to the pantomime’Families Magazine

'The young and the not so young alike will be enchanted by this magical and funny tale’The Wokingham Paper

'Working together in order to create an enjoyable Christmas for everyone is a key message the show impressively delivers' The Henley Standard

'It’s perfect for younger children, first time theatregoers or anyone who prefers the a more laidback experience’Muddy Stilettos

'The characters are loveable and very funny. I was surrounded by children belly-laughing at the slapstick comedy' Little Ankle Biters

'Humour, suspense and gorgeous puppets that all the children adored’ WycMum

'The set was very clever with a great use of props and a large interactive screen in the center of the set, which really helped add to the storytelling and bought another dimension' Berkshire Mummies

'The whole atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming' Laura’s Lovely Blog


Click here to download a copy of The Fir Tree flyer.


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