Christmas Theatre at Ropery Hall

Christmas theatre for the young and not-so-young is coming to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall this December.

The Sunday before Christmas Eve the Little Blue Monster Company will be performing one of their latest productions, Lily and the Little Snow Bear.

“This is a glittering tale about a brave little girl and a little lost bear,” organiser Janine Knight said.  “It tells the story of Lily who follows a trail of soft little footprints in the snow and finds a baby snow bear”.

“Will Lily return the little snow bear to his mummy in time for Christmas, or will the cheeky hunters find him first – that’s the question,” Janine added.

Suitable for young people aged three years and above there will be two performances on Sunday, December 17, at 11am and 2pm.

The previous evening a firm favourite at Ropery Hall, Rebecca Vaughan, returns to grace the stage with another Dyad Productions, Christmas Gothic, directed by Elton Townend Jones.

“Following the international touring success that was Female Gothic, Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights,” explained Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “This dark celebration of Christmas is adapted and performed by a firm favourite of Ropery Hall,  Rebecca Vaughan of Dalloway, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, and Female Gothic.”

“Christmas is traditionally a time to remember the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future; a time of feasts and festivities; of holly and mistletoe; a time of visits and visitations – and a time of ghosts,” Liz went on.

“Come along and hear haunting tales of the festive season as a dark and spectral woman lights a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminates the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark,” she continued.

Following the international touring success that was Female Gothic, Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.  This dark celebration of Christmas is adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan of Dalloway, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, and Female Gothic. Directed by Elton Townend Jones

The performance begins at 7.30pm on December 16 and tickets cost  £13 in advance or £15 on the door while tickets for the following day’s performances cost £8 for adults and £6 for children.  All can be booked online at, in person from The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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