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The Snowman – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Music and Lyrics: Howard Blake Choreographer: Robert North Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer: Selwyn Knight 2018, was positively awash with anniversaries relating to The Snowman: Raymond Briggs’ book was first published in 1978, 40 years ago, and Birmingham REP’s first stage production inspired by the book and animated film of 1982, was first seen in 1993, 25 years ago. And, as the ...

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The Snowman – Peacock Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Howard Blake Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s dance adaptation of Raymond Briggs’s classic children’s story, and the film adaptation which has become a Christmas television staple, has itself become something of a London Yuletide tradition, having been presented at the Peacock Theatre every year since 1997. And while there are moments where one ...

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The Snowman – Theatre Royal, Brighton.  

Adaptor: Howard Blake, Bill Alexander and Robert North Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer: Simon Topping A glorious snow storm lighting effect hits the stage making the set beyond look as if it was within a magical snow globe and as the curtain raises, the familiar music of Howard Blake draws the audience into the story of a boy and the adventures ...

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The Snowman – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music and Lyrics: Howard Blake Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer: Maggie Constable There is not a better time to see The Snowman at Milton Keynes theatre than at this foggy, frosty time of year just after Christmas. It brings back the magic that so often seems lost at the start of the January Based on Raymond Briggs’ much-adored book and Diane Jackson’s film of the ...

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The Snowman – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Raymond Briggs Music and Lyrics: Howard Blake Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer:  John Kennedy The challenge this annual touring production sets itself is to, yet again, equally capture the enchantment and balletic fluidity of Raymond Briggs’ original picture-book love letter/homage to childhood innocence and Christmas folklore. Rest assured that this 2017 version does just that in snow-shoveled heaps of magical ...

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The Snowman – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

The Snowman in the HOUSE at Birmingham REP

Writer: Raymond Briggs Music and Lyrics: Howard Blake Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer: Clare White   Since its premiere at Birmingham REP in 1993, the live stage show of The Snowman has been seen by over one million people worldwide and entertained audiences at the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre in London every Christmas for the last 18 years. Based on Raymond ...

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The Snowman – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Director: Bill Alexander Music: Howard Blake Design: Ruari Murchison Reviewer: Rosie Revell It’s hard to believe that Christmas classic film The Snowman is 32 years old. Based upon Raymond Briggs’ beautiful picture book, it’s been capturing hearts and minds every Christmas since its Channel 4 premiere in 1982. Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s spellbinding live dance version of the story flies into ...

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