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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Based on the poem by Clement Clarke Moore

Twas the Night Before Christmas When all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…


A magical festive treat

It’s Christmas time. 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.

Originally written for his two daughters in 1823, Clement Clarke Moore’s much-loved ’Twas the Night Before Christmas is still read to millions of children around the world today. This beautifully delicate adaptation, devised and directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul will get everyone, young and old, peering a little further into the sky this Christmas Eve.

After last year’s sell-out run at the National Trust’s Rainham Hall, the Queen’s Theatre is delighted to be bringing this joyful Christmas cracker of a production home to Hornchurch.

To be performed in the Theatre’s new onsite Rehearsal Space

Suitable for 3 – 7 year olds


Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled performance start time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Unfortunately, due to the intimate nature of this storytelling performance, children under the age of 3 cannot be admitted to this production.

Both children and adults must have a ticket for the performance. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


★★★★ ‘One would have to have a heart of stone not to be encouraged by this delightful cracker of a show’ London Theatre 1

‘The performance was like opening a bottle of everything that excites a child about Christmas’ Cuteness and Chaos

‘My 6 year old daughter said she absolutely loved it’ Hornchurch Life

‘A nice alternative to the loud Panto-type Christmas shows’ Essex Mums

‘This is a magical show for young children. It’s the perfect way to get into the festive spirit’ Peter Stremes


1 - 23 Dec 2018


Various times - see below


£7.50 weekdays | £10 weekends (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)

Running Time

60 minutes


No interval in this performance

Access Details

Relaxed Performance
available at all performances

Cast + Creatives

Directed by Douglas Rintoul
Designed by Hannah Bradbeer
Casting Tom Hurley

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