With Christmas time looking increasingly different this year, entertainment options for children are at a premium.
So to hear Tron Theatre Company’s Ali the Magic Elf will be returning – albeit for viewing at home – is a welcome piece of news for the arts, and parents.
Created for childrenor little ones aged three to eight, the show is conceived and directed by Tron Theatre’s Artistic Director Andy Arnold and can be enjoyed straight from the comfort of the sofa this festive season.
Everything is going wrong for Ramesh Meyyappan’s Ali and none of the children’s letters to Santa have been answered. With the help of his friends (played by Simon Donaldson and Christina Gordon), this is a wonderfully gentle tale about working together to magic-up order out of chaos.
Created and first staged in 2019 with accessibility in mind, the show incorporates BSL, opportunities to sign, clap and sing along and comedic visual storytelling, and will be available to watch for free, on demand until December 25.
Audiences, no matter where they are, will be able to bring designer Jenny Booth’s cosy North Pole workshop right into their living rooms, made possible by by videographer Daryl Cockburn.
With costume design by Vicki Brown, a live score arranged and played by actor/musicians Simon and Christina, and extraordinary physicality and sleight-of-hand tricks from Meyyappan, Ali the Magic Elf is bursting with festive cheer at a time where the world needs a little help finding its Christmas magic again.
Ali the Magic Elf, available to view digitally, on demand from December 16 – 25.
Tickets available via box office: 0141 552 4267 or via www.tron.co.uk
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