The Arches presents
Wed 4 Dec 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014 | See below for times | Children: £5.50 | Adults: £9.50 | Family Ticket: £25 | Signed performances on 19/12 and 04/01
An Elf’s magical Christmas tale for ages 3-7 yrs (but all welcome!)
Written & directed by Robert Alan Evans.
‘Side-splittingly daft antics… with happy endings all round!’ ★★★★ Herald
It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is excited – wrapping presents, going to parties, singing songs – everyone, that is, except Carol. She hates Christmas and wishes everyone would stop going on about it! But that night, as she settles down to sleep she hears some crying and finds an elf under her bed. Lost and lonely, the elf just wants to find Santa again. And so begins the adventure of a lifetime, one which Carol will never forget; a search for the true magic of Christmas!
Praise from parents for previous Arches’ Christmas shows:
“Brilliant! Loved the approach and the close proximity to the actors, it really kept the kids entranced. I will definitely come again.” Heather Scott
“Have attended last 3 years – every year great. Ticket price fab. Venue and staff excellent. Recommend it to friends. Love it. So family friendly.” Alison Tausney
Essential Ticket Information_______________
School days: 10.30am/1.30pm Weekends & school holidays: 1pm/3.30pm
Fri 20 Dec: 10.30am only Extra shows on 21, 23, 24, 27, 28 Dec: 10.30am/1pm/3.30pm
Signed performances: Thu 19 Dec 10.30am / Sat 4 January 1pm
£5.50 (child/conc) £9.50 (adult)
FAMILY TICKET £25.00 (2 adults & 2 children / 1 adult & 3 children)
Performance lasts 55 mins. Accessible for wheelchair users. Small theatre so every seat has a great view! Kids’ menu in the cafe bar. Activity sheets for kids!
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”