Based on the poem by Clement Clarke Moore

Written and Directed by Queen’s Theatre Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

This solo immersive show for 3 – 7 year olds and their families is an exciting new partnership between the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and the National Trust and will be performed over three weeks in the historic Hayloft at Rainham Hall

Leave your shoes and slippers by the fireplace and settle down to hear one child’s story about the night they met a certain twinkly eyed, round-bellied chap! This unique experience will get everyone, young and old, peering a little further into the sky this Christmas Eve.

The show is performed by one person.


Any gender, playing age 20-30

  • Must be based in the Havering/Barking & Dagenham/South Essex area
  • Good movement skills
  • Devising experience
  • Excellent storyteller
  • Music skills a bonus
  • Professional performers only

Auditions: Wednesday 4 October 2017 at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Rehearsals begin: 20 November 2017

Performances: 6 – 23 December 2017

Rates: Equity minimum

Closing date: Friday 29 September at 5pm

Please send CVs/Spotlight links and a paragraph about why you would like to perform this show to Tom Hurley at

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