Whats On

Shhh...A Christmas Story

Shhh...A Christmas Story

Please note that this is an archive show and cannot be booked.
Click here to view our current and upcoming shows

19 NOV 11 - 14 JAN 12


A Northern Stage Production

A brand new Christmas story for little people who find it hard to stay quiet (and their grown ups).

It’s Christmas Eve and a very excited Boo has to go with her dad to work.  He works in a grand old library, where only grown-ups can touch the books and it’s very important to be quiet.

Boo soon finds that this library is anything but quiet and the reason you’re told ‘Don’t Touch’ is because it’s very easy to fall into a book and get very lost.  Join Boo on her adventure into a maze of books, up ladders and into the book shelves meeting cheeky and sneaky characters along the way.

From the same team that brought you The Little Boy Who Lost the Morning comes an enchanting tale about when and when not to be quiet for children aged 6 and under and their families.

"When my daughter wasn’t jumping up and down with glee at Boo’s antics, I was laughing out loud at some of the gags..." The Journal

"Both my five-year-old and my two-year-old adored this production" The Stage

"A first class play to introduce children to the world of books, but also theatre." **** WhatsonStage.com

"A must-see for any parents hoping to bring a lovely Christmas glow to the faces of their little ones." The Chronicle

£12/£9 Child

Running time:
Approx 60 mins

Don't forget to pre-order your Shhh... A Christmas Storybook. (You can add it to your basket before you reach the checkout.) 


Either select a date in the above calendar or click the button below to view all this seasons shows and events.

Creative Team

An original story by Susan Mulholland
Directed by Mark Calvert
Designed by Andrew Stephenson
Musical Composition by Katie Doherty
Lighting Design by Kevin Tweedy
Sound Design by Rob Brown and Richard Flood

Cast: Georgina Hall / Carl Kennedy / Ruth Johnson / Abigail Moffatt / Tom Walton

Katie Doherty: Piano, Glockenspiel, Kalimba, Vocals
Andy May: Northumbrian Pipes, Melodica, Mandolin, Hammond Organ
Sophy Ball: Fiddle
Matthew Jones: Double Bass, Guitar
Julien Batten: Accordion
Will Lang: Bodrhan
Hollie Smith (age 11): Vocals
Ella Smith (age 9): Vocals

If you like this...

...you might like The Glass Slipper.

An enchanting and charming adaptation of the Cinderella story for children aged 7 and above and their families.

Accessible Performances

    BSL performance    
 Saturday 10 Dec 2.30pm 

Click here for details on our accessibility

Newcastle Library

Enter the magical world of books and more! Little people and grown ups are all welcome at the library! Why not join us today.  Discover more about Newcastle Libraries by visiting our website www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraries   You don't need to live in Newcastle to join.  

Share this page