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The Borrowers

The Borrowers

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MON 3 DEC - SAT 29 DEC, Various Times

A Northern Stage Christmas Production


The Borrowers is the extraordinary story of some rather small, very clever folk who run into trouble when "human beans" work out what they're up to.

Pod, Homily and courageous Arriety live underneath the floorboards, in a perfect, well-appointed home with postage stamps for paintings and blotting paper carpets. They survive by borrowing what they need - even if it means scaling the living-room curtains to get it. But Arietty is restless and dreams of exploring the outside world. When she finally does, their secret is out and nothing will be quite the same ever again.

This classic story will be brought to spectacular life on Northern Stage's main stage, with puppets, live music and straight-talking charm.

An adventurous, heartwarming Christmas treat for children aged 7+ and their bigger 'human beans'.

"The only problem with Sam Kenyon's delicately scored songs is that there aren't nearly enough of them" The Guardian

"Beautiful, inventive and endlessly fascinating" The Stage

"The difference in scale is managed beautifully with puppets, sound effects and Andrew Stephenson's effective sets" The Journal

"Not to be missed" The Evennig Chronicle

"The very young audience was captivated from the start" The Telegraph 

FESTIVE FACE PAINTING: before matinee performances on 8th and 22nd December. Why not be a snowman or a red-nosed reindeer for the day!

Listen to our radio advert for The Borrowers, lovely music and brilliant audience reactions. 


 Book an additional show and get your tickets cheaper! Look out for the logo. 

3+ First Night: Sat 8 Dec (50% off when you buy three or more tickets)

Tickets: £24, £19.50, £12.50
Students/Under 21s:
£10.00 for blue and green perfs, £10.50 for orange perfs.
Over 60s
& State Benefit: £3.50 off blue and green perfs, £1.50 off orange perfs.

Family Tickets:
Family of 4 for £60
Family Tickets are only available on blue and green perfs

Schools & Youth Groups: £9 for blue perfs, plus one free organiser ticket for every 10 children
Groups of 10+
discounts available. contact us for details.


Borrowers Performance Schedule      

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4 shows     £10 per ticket
5+ shows   £9 per ticket 

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